Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. The term refers to either a closed head injury or an open head injury. Both types of injuries have the potential to affect the brain and cause impairment.
Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.
Head and brain injuries are incredibly serious and typically result in lifelong consequences for both the victim and his or her loved ones. The victim of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may need extensive medical treatment, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, and around-the-clock care. His or her family members may need to take time off work or change their work schedule to accommodate the victim’s needs.
An experienced Brain Injury Attorney at Reasonover Law Firm understands the extensive and far-reaching impact of a TBI. Our Tennessee brain injury lawyers can help you seek fair compensation if you or your loved one suffered a serious head injury as a result of someone else’s negligent actions.
If you believe that you or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury was caused by another person, company, or entity’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions, we can help you fully understand your legal options and work to protect your right to compensation.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries That Might Require an Attorney
The most common causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) include:
SBS or Shaken Baby Syndrome
Military or combat injuries
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Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries That Might Require an Attorney
The most common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries include:
Concussions – Injuries caused by a sudden impact/blow to the head or a sudden change in head movement (such as whiplash).
Contusions – Bruising of the brain, caused by the brain hitting the side of the skull after a sudden impact.
Subdural Hematoma – The collection of blood that forms between the brain and the protective layers of tissue inside the skull.
Hemorrhage – Excessive bleeding that occurs when an artery within the brain bursts; this is technically a type of stroke.
Penetrating Injury – Caused by an outside object that goes through the skull and pierces or otherwise damages the brain.
The first four of these are known as “closed head injuries.” These and other types of TBIs can cause the brain to swell rapidly, which can cause further damage as brain tissues compress.
Recovery Takes Time
Recovery for a brain injury can take a long time. Reasonover Law Firm is ready to help you through the process and fight for your rights and compensation.
There is no precise timetable for recovery from a brain injury. In some cases, the symptoms can dissipate over a short period of time. In other cases, brain injuries can result in extended time in a bed or wheelchair. In severe cases, victims might have to re-learn how to walk, talk, and do other common necessary tasks.
We understand that a brain injury can cause massive financial strain for the victim and his or her family. We are compassionate toward our clients with regard to the challenges of recovery, and are here to provide the representation you need.
Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later. The severity of symptoms typically correlates with the severity of injury.
If any of the following symptoms develop, regardless of how serious your symptoms or your loved one’s symptoms may seem, it is critical that you seek medical attention right away.
Loss of consciousness
Inability to remember things that happened recently
Changes in sleep patterns
Nausea, with or without vomiting
Dizziness and loss of balance
Inability to smell
Sensitivity to sounds/ringing in ears
Aversion to light
Changes in behavior, mood, or personality
Convulsions or seizures
Dilated pupils (one or both)
Persistent or worsening headache
Inability to walk/loss of coordination
Numbness of extremities
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