The Houston Auto Accident Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have and are currently representing clients that have suffered Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Most people that have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury are unaware inititally that they have suffered the injury. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury happens when someone has a loss of consciousness of less than 30 minutes and less than one day of amnesia. The reason that most persons are unable to immediately recognize they have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury is that you do not have to have lost consciousness to have suffered the injury. Also normally an auto accident victim is given medications that affect memory so the injured person does not realize that memory loss is due to the injury from the accident but thinks that it must be the medicine they are taking. However as time goes on and the person quits taking the medication they realize that they still have memory loss. They cannot remember directions for example. Old routes they are driving on are no longer familiar. They are unable to remember phone numbers or important events in their life. They may start to inexplicably suffer from depression. A qualified neurologist will be able to identify the injury after interviewing the injured party. Normally a referral will be made to a neuropsychologist who will do testing to identify the deficits of the injured party. The neuropsychologist will also provide coping mechanisms. Many attorneys have clients that have symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury but fail to recognize it because of their lack of awareness of the symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury. Failure to recognize the symptoms will result in a much lower settlement for a client than to which the client is otherwise entitled.
If you have been involved in a traffic accident and think you may have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. They will make sure you get the medical attention you require and the settlement you deserve.