A Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious medical condition that occurs when an individual suffers a blow to the head or upper body resulting in physical, psychological and cognitive damage.
A lawyer can be instrumental in helping individuals who are claiming for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) receive the compensation and justice they deserve for their injuries. Typically we’ll begin by helping the client gather evidence such as medical records, police reports and eyewitness accounts that link the injury to an event (such as a fall, car accident or assault).
We will also assist in obtaining an accurate diagnosis of the injuries and assess any potential long-term disability that may stem from it and with this information we can calculate a fair settlement amount or prepare a lawsuit against liable parties if appropriate.
What are the tell-tale symptoms of a TBI
Symptoms of TBI may include difficulty concentrating, memory loss, depression, fatigue, headaches and impaired motor skills. In extreme cases, individuals may suffer from neurological disorders such as dementia or coma.
TBI can occur from blunt force trauma such as falls or car accidents, or from blasts caused by explosions. It can also occur from traumatic incidents such as domestic violence or exposure to poisons such as hazardous chemicals or alcohol. When TBI does occur it is important for victims to receive prompt medical attention in order to minimize the amount of damage which has occurred.
What are the most Common Causes of TBI’s
The most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the USA are falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resulting in approximately one-third of all TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths.
Other significant causes are:
- Sports-related activities 14%
- motor vehicle crashes 14%
- assaults 10%
Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injuries
In terms of diagnosis and treatment, doctors typically rely on imaging techniques such as CT scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect any possible linear fractures of the skull that could have been caused by trauma.
Other tests may be employed to assess memory recall and concentration levels in order to determine whether the patient is suffering from an impairment in mental functioning due to a TBI. Treatment usually involves addressing the symptoms experienced by the victim with medication, rehabilitation processes and lifestyle modifications where appropriate.
Depending on the severity of their injuries, victims may need long-term care including rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services or psychotherapy. It is also important for victims to receive support from family members or other individuals who are able to provide physical assistance throughout recovery process if required.
The Road to Recovery
With proper treatment and support TBI victims can make significant progress within one year of diagnosis; however there are always some cases where permanent disability results due to brain damage which cannot be reversed.
It is important for family members and friends of those affected by a traumatic brain injury to remain supportive throughout their recovery process; even though difficult times may lay ahead it is essential for those affected by a TBI not only receive medical help but also emotional support throughout this challenging time in their lives.
Our Attorneys are Ready To Help
With our Law Firm on your side we will facilitate negotiations with insurance companies, or represent our clients at trial proceedings should it come to that point.
In short, you need an experienced lawyer on your side when seeking financial compensation for a traumatic brain injury. Our firm can make all the difference when fighting to receive what is rightfully yours.