Legal Representation For A Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a severe and debilitating injury that can be life-threatening. These injuries are caused by trauma to head, and these injuries are not always readily observable. While falls are the leading cause of TBIs, motor vehicle crashes and being struck by an object can also cause a TBI. In the United States, TBIs are the leading cause of disability for people under the age of 45.
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, you’ll want to seek skilled legal representation as soon as possible. A TBI can have life-changing consequences, which is why it’s important for victims to receive appropriate compensation for their injuries.
The Symptoms Of A TBI
Because brain injuries are usually not visible, someone that has suffered brain trauma may not immediately notice their injury. Someone that has suffered a TBI will usually start to experience physical symptoms shortly after, including headaches, dizziness, nausea, and blurred vision. It is also common for people to show changes in cognitive function or behavior. For example, a victim may seem disoriented or struggle to maintain concentration. Victims may display sudden personality shifts or changes in appetite.
If someone has suffered head trauma, they will need to be assessed by a qualified professional as soon as possible. The assessment will determine whether or not the victim has a TBI, and it will also assess the severity of their injuries. Health providers will measure things like consciousness and memory loss.
A full medical assessment is necessary to secure legal compensation. Anyone that suspects they may have a brain injury should be evaluated sooner rather than later.
The Different Types Of Brain Injuries
TBIs fall into four different categories. Concussions, the most common form of brain trauma, are caused by broad-scale brain injuries. Contusions are similar to concussions but are more localized. An anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long, while infections in the brain can lead to irreparable damage.
We will seek settlements for people with all types of brain injuries. If someone has experienced a TBI because of the actions or negligence of another party, then they are owed appropriate compensation.
Treatment For TBIs
When someone has suffered a TBI, they may require professional treatment so that they can regain cognitive functions that they have lost. Victims may have to work with a number of specialists, including physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, and occupational therapists.
If someone has been severely impacted by their injury, they may need to seek treatment in a long-term care facility. Proper rehabilitation can be costly, but a settlement can help to cover these costs. Our firm understands how important the property medical treatment is, and we’ll make sure you secure the funds you need.
A traumatic brain injury can have devastating consequences for both the victim and their loved ones. We’ll fight for you to make sure receive the proper compensation and can get the care that you need. Contact us today so that we can provide a free consultation for your case.