What is traumatic brain injury (also known as TBI)? TBI is normally caused by an outside force, like a blow to the head. It can require hospitalization, and symptoms typically include blurred vision, confusion, and other extreme symptoms because of the damage to the brain. Some forms are short term and others are long term or can be fatal. These injuries can occur for a number of reasons, so we have broken the most common ways down for you:
According to the CDC, trips and falls have led to almost half of TBI hospitalizations. This is particularly dangerous for seniors, or older adults, because TBIs are harder to identify. TBIs might look like dementia or signs of aging because the symptoms are so similar, so it’s important to get checked for them after a big fall.
Car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bike accidents are also ways of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Impact from collisions can hurt your neck, spine, and even your brain. If you or someone you love has suffered from a brain injury due to some sort of collision, you may be able to file a lawsuit that can help cover medical bills.
After being physically assaulted, it’s possible to sustain a concussion, or some other sort of brain injury. In some very violent cases, a brain hemorrhage can occur and kill brain cells. It’s important to see a doctor immediately, and you will be able to file a civil lawsuit.
High-contact sports can cause mild TBIs, also known as concussions. After receiving a concussion, it is recommended that you rest and go easy on your body. More and more, cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are popping up for high-contact sports like football. CTE is progressive and even fatal because it is caused by repeated brain injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a brain injury, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers at Carl Reynolds Law are well-equipped and well-educated in brain injuries. Brain injuries can have lifelong effects, or can lead to incredible medical bills. Oftentimes, people with TBIs are not responsible for their own injury, and have potential to be compensated for the damage that has occured.
You can contact us for a free consultation where we will be happy to listen and help you begin to take action. We will help guide you every step of the way to give you the best chance at receiving your rightful compensation after a traumatic brain injury.