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Proving Up Head Injuries

The Houston Auto Accident Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have represented many clients that have suffered head injuries as a result of a truck or car accident.  The most severe head injuries result in the injured client being in the hospital for an extended period of time and being in a coma or unconscious state for a period of time over 30 minutes. CATSCAN testing will show bleeding of the brain which if not relieved can result in the death or serious brain damage of the injured client.  The DeSimone Law Office will have someone go to the hospital to videotape the client.  This evidence combined with the obvious test results leave the insurance company with no choice but to admit that a head injury has occured. Some clients suffer a less severe personal injury called mild traumatic brain injury.  Mild Traumatic Brain Injury happens when a person loses consciousness for less than thirty minutes and can happen without any loss of consciuosness at all. Amnesia of less than a day is also common. Proving up this type of head injury can be difficult for a number of reasons. First a MRI or CATSCAN of the head is not going to be able to detect anything that would show a head injury because of a lack of sensitivity on the part of the tests.  Furthermore the injured client may not even recognize that they have suffered a permanent head injury as the symptoms are symptoms they may have already been experiencing prior to the accident and are exacerbated by the head injury.  Lack of sleep, a feeling of being under increased stress, memory loss, disorientation at times, and an inability to do daily functions as well as the person did in the past are common symptoms.  The injured client needs to be sent to a neuropsychologist who will do extensive testing to determine what deficits the head injury has caused in the client. Also the neuropsychologist can give advice to the injured party on how to cope with the deficits.

If you have had a traffic accident where you have experienced a head injury, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office.  We have handled these cases many times and will make sure you get the medical treatment and monies you deserve.

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