When it comes to injuries, a traumatic brain injury can be one of the worst. The human brain is the central control station for the nervous system, and a traumatic brain injury can make the brain’s ability to function extremely difficult, or in the worst cases, impossible. Therapy, continuous medical visits, procedures, and medicine may be necessary for one’s recovery. These expenses can take a huge financial toll on a family and leave it struggling. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the dedicated attorneys at Branch & Dhillon, P.C., can help! By working with you, our team can ensure that you are getting the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A brain injury is the result of an accident that results in a bump, blow, jolt, or penetration to the head. Here are the following accidents that can lead to a traumatic brain injury:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Amusement Park Accidents
- Work Accidents
- Plane Crashes
- Sports Injuries
What Are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have immediate symptoms or could take hours to days to reveal that anything is wrong. It is essential to go to a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, after an accident. They will be able to run tests to ensure that there are no underlying injuries.
Here are some of the immediate symptoms of a TBI:
- Ringing of the ears
- Slurring of words or difficulty forming words
- Loss of consciousness
- Vomiting and nausea
Symptoms that may be delayed:
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Insomnia or difficulty waking up
- Mood changes
- Sudden and uncontrollable mood swings
- Memory loss or trouble concentrating
- Loss of Coordination
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Affect the Quality of Life
Even if an individual is treated or is currently undergoing treatments for traumatic brain injury, residual side effects can last with them for months, years, or even the rest of his or her lifetime. Here are the following potential side effects of traumatic brain injury:
- Full or partial amnesia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Difficulty communicating
- Difficulty reasoning
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling of being overwhelmed with small tasks
These side effects can make it difficult for individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury to continue with his or her day-to-day lives. Medical treatment, medicine, and therapy can help control the symptoms of these side effects, but one’s quality of life may never return to what it used to be. The attorneys at Branch & Dhillon, P.C., can help you claim the compensation you deserve for damages such as pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are many different forms of traumatic brain injuries. Here are some of the most common:
Concussion: Concussions are caused by sudden impacts to your head or from whiplash. This type of traumatic brain injury is considered to be mild and often results in an altered mental state, which may include unconsciousness. Those suffering from a concussion may have symptoms such as the following: memory loss, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and slow reaction to stimuli.
Cerebral Contusions: Cerebral contusions are bruises of the brain caused by a direct blow to the head. This injury can also include cerebral lacerations, which is when the brain tissue is torn from a sharp foreign object piercing through the skull or from bone fragments due to fractured skull.
Diffuse Axonal Injury: Diffuse Axonal Brain injuries are characterized by scattered lesions throughout the brain, which are caused by repeated blows or strain on the head.
Shaken Baby Syndrome: A serious brain injury caused by forcefully shaking an infant or a toddler. Often, this is by a caregiver or a parent who cannot stop a baby from crying.
Treatment for TBI
After an accident, it is imperative that individuals seek out medical attention. This is to ensure that there are no underlying injuries, such as TBI. If an individual is suffering from a TBI, then treatment needs to begin immediately. This prevents the injury from worsening by stopping brain bleeding or swelling. Immediate treatment can also help stop potential side effects from starting. Potential treatments for TBI are as follows:
- Drug-induced coma
- Mechanical device monitoring and controlling pressure under the skull
- Mechanical ventilation (this is often the first form of treatment that is given.)
Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to halt the lives of individuals and families who suffer from it. If you or a loved one who has suffered a TBI due to an accident caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for damages and medical expenses. The dedicated personal injury attorneys at Branch & Dhillon, P.C. can help you claim the compensation you deserve! Our law firm places our clients first by providing them with no-win, no-fee contracts ensuring that they are protected whether they win their case or not. Our lawyers will also automatically adjust their fees if your case gets settled outside of court. Contact us today for more information and to schedule your free no-obligation consultation.