John P. Young is your Indiana Brain Injury Lawyer. Mr. Young has been representing Hoosiers dealing with Brain Injury for the last 22 years. Mr. Young started when a client came to him who had been roofing a building at a surface mining operation. The client asked the mine operators to turn off the power to the line going over the roof. The mine operator sent an employee to shut off the power. The employee told the roofers it would take five minutes to shut off the power and they could begin work in ten minutes. The crew waited for 30 minutes, just to be sure, besides, they had to unload their supplies and equipment, so the delay was no problem. Turns out the mine employee met his girl friend on the way to shut off the power, and never did get around to shutting off the power. My client came into contact with the line and was hit with 7,500 volts in the mouth. The shock caused him to fall from the roof and land on his head. His injuries were severe.
Mr. Young immediately joined the National Brain Injury Association and the Indiana Brain Injury Association. He went to the seminars held by both organizations and met world renowned experts in brain injury trauma. Mr. Young was so enthralled with this area, he joined the board of directors of the Indiana chapter and eventually served as the Chair of the Board Of Directors of the Indiana Brain Injury Association. For the client, the case was resolved giving him fair compensation that allowed him to live in a fashion he was used to, with all the skilled medical care necessary to make him comfortable.
Brain injury can come from any source, such a traffic accident, a highway accident, a semi tractor-trailer accident, a drunk driving accident, or a construction accident. The injury can be severe (coma, death) or less severe (concussion) and all manner of descriptions in between. I say that a concussion is less severe on purpose. In the vernacular of the TBI world, a concussion may well be classified as a mild brain injury. I think this is misleading as it implies the injury is necessarily slight and short term. Brian injury has as many different impacts as there are people. So, how do we know if you have had a concussion.
Signs and Symptoms of Concussions
- Nausea (feeling that you might vomit)
- Dizziness or balance problems
- Double or fuzzy vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Feeling sluggish or tired
- Feeling foggy or groggy
- Trouble concentrating
- Trouble remembering
It is never wise to ignore a concussion. If you are in sports, tell people in charge you think something is wrong. Continuing to be active, or play, before you see a doctor can be a dangerous thing. I suggest seeing a health professional right away. Generally, a neurologist has the proper training to give you the best opinion. Following your doctor’s orders is key to successful recovery.
Concussions are common, and you will not necessarily lose consciousness. Having an altered awareness of what is going on around you may occur. (Sometimes this is referred to as being knocked goofy, or having your bell rung). Multiple concussions can be dangerous and cause lifelong injury.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, and you believe might have suffered a brain injury, see you doctor, and follow the advice given. Then, call John P. Young for a free consultation about your rights and fair compensation.