This is the second post in our series on how to proceed after suffering a serious head injury in Fort Worth, Texas. Our last post provided an overview of topics we will be discussing and stressed the need to hire a firm with substantial resources for such a case. It is important that you retain an attorney who can, in turn, retain the experts you will need in such a matter. In this post we will address another important topic – how a blow to the head, which may seem minor at first, can have serious consequences.
Many head injuries may seem minor at first and can leave the victim feeling as if they have “had their bell rung” while escaping serious harm. It is important to understand, however, that blows to the cranium can have a cumulative effect over time and that the effects of trauma can create a degenerative condition which will get worse as time passes. In other words, one may suffer a blow to the head, or a series of blows, and think they are not an issue. Over time this person may begin to suffer headaches, blurred vision, a decrease in motor skills, and even early onset dementia. The victim may not realize that such issues were actually caused by a head injury they suffered some time ago.
If you have suffered a blow to the head then you should seek medical attention immediately, even if you think the incident was minor. A physician can conduct the necessary tests to ensure that no permanent harm has been done and can evaluate your situation to determine if there is a risk of future issues. A physician can schedule future follow ups to ensure that your situation is not worsening or that symptoms are not simply manifesting themselves on a delayed basis. By seeking care immediately, you also increase your chances of receiving compensation as the defense will not be able to argue that you made your situation worse by waiting to seek medical care.
After seeking medical care, Fort Worth residents should immediately contact a personal injury attorney. Counsel will immediately contact the defendant’s insurance company and deal with them directly. This can assist you in getting the treatment you receive. Counsel will also begin investigating the matter, take steps to have any necessary evidence preserved, and ensure that your interests are protected.
Contact a lawyer immediately if you have suffered a concussion, a skull fracture, brain injury, or a blow to the head. It is important that you seek representation regardless of whether you were injured in Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise or the cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Fort Worth.