If your child has suffered a brain injury after an accident, you may have questions about what happens next. Since a child’s brain is still developing, a brain injury may not be obvious immediately. It may take several years to notice the severity of the injury and how the child’s development is affected or delayed. Knowing what to do after your child has been diagnosed with a brain injury can be overwhelming. Talking to an experienced brain injury attorney can help provide you with answers to many of the questions you may have.
Long-Term Consequences of a Brain Injury in Children
Many brain injuries in children are the result of the following:
- Automobile accident
- Bicycle accident
- Slip and fall
- Sports-related trauma
- Child abuse
- Use of a defective product
- Birth injury
It is important to seek medical attention right way if your child suffers any type of head trauma. Even though the injury may not be obvious, it is essential to get your child evaluated as soon as possible. You will need to provide proof of the brain injury if you are filing a personal injury claim for compensation.
No matter what the cause of the brain injury may be, the long-term effects can be devasting. Many children with brain injuries experience symptoms such as:
- Difficulty with speech and vision
- Difficulty meeting developmental milestones
- Delayed motor skills
- Memory loss
- Trouble concentrating
- Emotional problems and irritability
- Issues with sleep
- Educational challenges
Brain Injury Compensation
If your child’s brain injury was due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Brain injuries often require on-going medical care and treatment, which can be costly and devasting to a family.
After an accident that results in a brain injury, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Do not speak to insurance adjusters without the advice of an attorney. An insurance company will want you to settle the case for as little as possible. An experienced brain injury attorney can help make sure your child’s legal rights are protected and will fight for the damages your child is entitled to receive.
Possible compensation for a child’s brain injury may include:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Contact Browning Law Firm
If your child has suffered a brain injury and you have questions, contact Browning Law Firm. We can provide a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case. To schedule an appointment, fill out our convenient contact form, or call us today.