What does traumatic brain injury mean?
A traumatic brain injury is something that had previously gone undiagnosed but as medicine and science has evolved it’s become a more common damage that people are more and more aware of. Traumatic brain injuries can be things that appear very quickly, and then there are other traumatic brain injuries that are kind of latent or don’t really show up until months or even years down the road. In order to protect yourself, it’s important to consult with an attorney who understands what a traumatic brain injury is, and how those situations can arise out of various different types of accidents.
One important thing to know with a traumatic brain injury is if you settle a case or resolve a case prior to having a traumatic brain injury diagnosed or looked into it cannot later be recovered for if you fail to determine that you had a traumatic brain injury in the first place. In order to assess whether or not a traumatic brain injury is involved in your case, it’s important to consult with a lawyer well before your statute of limitation runs in order to preserve that as a potential claim.
You may also read more on this personal injury topic on our medical malpractice page.