Be Your Own Advocate if You are Having Symptoms of a Brain Injury

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If you've been involved in any type of accident, typically a pedestrian crash or maybe you've hit your head while on a bicycle or injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may have come through that process but something doesn't seem right. You may have not even been knocked unconscious but you may have felt dazed, unsure and that things were just not right in the way your mind is working. You might have word finding issues, headaches, memory problems, and things overall just don't seem right.

We have seen situations where even though you might be feeling these things and you might be mentioning them to your doctor, people just aren't taking you seriously or they're not making a connection that it could be more serious than it seems, even a  lawyer. I know of situations where people have gone through the entire legal process after an accident and working with a lawyer and the lawyer is not making the connection.

I would urge someone is this situation to be their own advocate. If you have this abiding sense that something isn't right and you feel confident in your mind that it's related to the accident then you need to be treated properly. The only way that it is going to be diagnosed is to get the proper tests done with the right doctor to make the connection (if it can be made) between what you're experiencing and the results of the accident.

The last thing you want to do is to allow the process to play itself out and then your case gets settled and you have lingering life long changes in the way your brain is functioning and it was never a part of your case. You need to look out for yourself in this situation.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.