Residents of Indiana may enjoy being outside during the hot summer months. Riding a bike, going on a boat ride or a Saturday hike are all activities people enjoy.
While these activities are fun, they may come with some real risks. For instance, a bike ride may result in an unexpected collision with a vehicle. A hike may end with someone falling and suffering a head injury.
It may be difficult to prove damages after a brain injury
The injury may not be immediately obvious to observers. The person and their family members may feel the effects of their family member’s injury.
Doctors, who are trained to spot the signs of a brain injury may not be tipped off if their patient is not displaying obvious symptoms. If they miss the presence of a brain injury, it may be difficult to litigate damages successfully.
Some types of brain injuries and warning signs
Brain injuries may be open or closed. Open injuries may involve a skull fracture. Closed injuries may not involve fractures, but the injuries may be more serious.
The warning signs of a serious brain injury may include nausea, dizziness, feeling more tired than usual and excruciating headaches. The person may also experience either weakness or numbness which runs up and down one side of the body.
Some brain injuries include:
- Bruising of the brain
- Swelling of the brain
Medical evaluation after receiving brain injuries
After someone suffers a brain injury after an accident, they may need financial assistance, which allows them to continue living their lives without relying on family.
A medical evaluation determining how disabled the person is may help. This evaluation reveals whether the person may be able to work. It may also prove eligibility for protection from discrimination. This evaluation may also tell the person if they are able to live independently. Receiving reputable legal guidance may help.