Suffering a head and brain injury can be quite traumatizing for the person concerned, and if its effects are serious it can be long lasting. Our brain is our primary means of communicating with the world, and any form of injury in the head can drastically alter our everyday life, forcing us to make changes to our lifestyles. People can suffer head injuries in road traffic accidents, assaults, and falls.
Head and brain injuries can occur anytime and anywhere and when they do, it is not like you can just go to an online headshop and get another one. The full impact on the brain will depend on the severity of the accident. For instance, the sudden impact of being hit by another car in a road traffic accident can have long lasting implications. You may not notice a change of significance at first; however it is possible that your brain may have sustained an injury.
The treatment of head injuries is a long and intensive process. Head and brain injuries are not easily repairable, and failure to act quickly to treat the injury can lead to long term complications. Therefore it is always advisable to get immediate medical attention following your accident, to prevent the injury from becoming worse.
Making a head injury claim
For your head and brain injury claim to be successful, it will have to be shown that the person you are making a claim against owed you a duty of care, and that the duty of care was breached. If you have suffered a head and brain injury in an accident on the road, or at work, our specialist solicitors should be able to advise you on your next course of action.