Spokane Attorney for Head & Brain Injury / Concussions
If you or a loved one have had a serious or high speed accident – please consider whether there could be a mild to severe concussion, open, closed, traumatic brain or other head injury. Often, in the ER, head injury symptoms are overlooked or confused with other symptoms. Sometimes symptoms do not appear right away or become more obvious over time. I want to help. Please call me.
If you think it is possible that you have a concussion, post-concussive symptoms, brain or head injury, please look at the questionnaire below and call us to discuss your results.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Brain tissue can be injured during an accident. Sometimes there is trauma to the head. Other times, rapid acceleration and deceleration can cause injury to the brain. Brain injury can cause death or a number of mental, personality, physical, emotional and other changes to the victim. Brain injury can sometimes be confirmed through MRI imaging of the brain or clinical testing and observation. Recovery can be complete or incomplete. Often, various types of therapy are employed including speech, occupational and physical therapy.
Often, the degree of head injury is measured by loss of consciousness, the length of time that a person was unconscious, the degree of lost consciousness (comma being the deepest degree), and the extent of post-accident amnesia.
Sometimes, in the case of a very severe accident, the victim has clearly suffered from a head injury. Other times, people suffer from a mild head injury and are entirely unaware. If you have had an accident, please complete the following questionnaire.
Fannin Litigation Head Injury Questionaire
Please note that often the symptoms associated with a head injury are more accurately seen by those around the victim. For instance, increased irritability can be a symptom. Often, we may not recognize a symptom like that but others around us may. Also, being in an accident is stressful and can increase irritability so it is important that you consider all of the questions below and seek immediate help if you think you might have head trauma. Regardless, the victim may take this questionnaire but so too may a loved one on behalf of the victim. This questionnaire is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition.
When was your accident?
Did you strike your head against something?
If not, did your head rapidly accelerate, decelerate or both?
Did you suffer any visible injury to your face or head?
Did you lose consciousness? (For how long and how deep?)
Were you dazed or confused following the accident?
Do you remember all of the accident? If not, for what time period (minutes, hours, days, etc . . .) have you forgotten?
Do you have headaches following the accident?
How long following the accident did they start?
How often do you get them?
Where on you head do you get them?
How long to they last?
What triggers them?
What helps them?
Are they a dull ache or a sharp pain?
Do you have a history of similar headaches prior to the accident?
Double Vision or Blurriness?
Mental Functioning Issues
Are you having memory problems you attribute to the accident? If so, please describe.
Do you have a problem comprehending or remembering what you just read?
Do you have a hard time coming up with the right words when speaking?
Do you get confused?
Are you having a difficult time following directions (written or spoken)?
Do you have difficulties staying focused on any one task?
These and many other symptoms that make you different than how you were before the accident may suggest that you have suffered from a brain injury, head injury or concussion. You should speak with a qualified Spokane attorney to get help with this immediately.