Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be experiencing difficulties performing everyday activities and meeting your responsibilities at work and at home. Even the most routine tasks can become a constant daily struggle. Traumatic brain injuries are often life-altering and can have a devastating effect on an individual and his or her family. Our first priority is to ensure you are receiving the care you need to recover so we can focus on securing fair compensation for your damages.
A traumatic brain injury occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBIs can result from any injury or trauma to the head. They can be mild, moderate or severe. We have represented clients who suffered traumatic brain injuries after exposure to electric shocks and others who sustained head trauma in motor vehicle collisions or falls. Unfortunately, there is no medical timeline for recovery from a traumatic brain injury. The symptoms can last for weeks, months or years and cause serious physical, financial and personal distress.
Closed Head Injuries
Closed head injuries include concussions, contusions, hematomas and hemorrhages. These types of injuries are far more common than penetrating head injuries. Many of our clients sustain a TBI in the form of concussions and are later diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome.
This syndrome occurs when an individual experiences persistent symptoms three months or more after a head injury. The symptoms could include headaches, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, sleep problems, memory issues, vision problems and cognitive issues. Behavioral or mood changes, panic attacks, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention or thinking are all symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.
Penetrating Head Injuries
Penetrating head injuries occur when an object breaches the skull and harms the brain itself. These can damage a small or large part of the brain, and can be life-threatening, needing immediate emergency care. These cases are severe and often have lifelong effects on the victim, sometimes resulting in death.