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How to handle a brain injury suffered in an accident

When there is an accident in Nashville, one of the worst possible injuries short of fatal damage that a person can suffer is a head injury. Any head injury leaves the possibility that there will be a brain injury. With a brain injury, the consequences can be extensive with massive medical bills and the need for long-term care. Families who have a family member injured in this way might not know what they're up against until the medical expenses and other costs start rolling in. Only then do they see what can happen with a brain injury.

These types of injuries can happen in a multitude of ways. It can be because of a car crash, an accident at work, a slip-and-fall incident or due to circumstances of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Knowing the signals when a loved one is possibly suffering from brain trauma is paramount in getting treatment quickly.

The problems the person has might appear innocuous at first -- nausea, headache, tiredness, inability to concentrate, irritability -- but all are signs that there is something amiss inside the person's head. It's imperative to get treatment right away to try and prevent damage from growing worse.

With a head injury, there is much to think about. There could be a long hospital stay, the need for expansive rehabilitation and round the clock care. All of this costs money that insurance might not cover. Insurance companies are naturally reluctant to pay for anything more than the baseline of what they're required to pay under the terms of the policy. Even then, they might give resistance. Knowing how to gain compensation when there was an accident that caused the brain injury can mean the difference between a person getting the proper care and being relegated to what limited treatment the family can afford to pay for.

If there is an accident due to the negligent acts of another, it's important to know how to move forward with litigation. The lawyers at Bart Durham Injury Law can help ease the stress placed on individuals who suffer from a traumatic brain injury, by working hard to obtain compensation for clients. For more information, please visit our Traumatic Brain Injuries page.

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