Millions of Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. A TBI occurs when an individual experiences sudden distress to the brain. This can be the result of the head suddenly and violently hitting an object, an item piercing the skull, or even sudden movement of the brain within the skull.

The most common type of brain injury suffered as the result of accidents is a concussion, which may be accompanies by skull fractures, brain swelling, or brain bleeding may accompany concussions. If you were injured as a result of an accident, you should call the seasoned brain injury lawyers of Walton Law, APC.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are often cited as the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, accounting for more than 40% of TBIs each year. Falling causes more than half of TBIs in children up to 14 years of age. In elders (those over the age of 65), 81% of TBIs are caused by falling. Other significant causes of brain injuries include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boat accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, and construction accidents.

After suffering a brain injury, you or a loved one may experience substantial symptoms, and need to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other losses. The circumstances of the accident that caused injuries will determine the theory of liability our lawyers use to hold a defendant accountable. In most cases, however, we need to establish his or her negligence.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be diagnosed as mild, moderate, or severe. Common symptoms of a mild TBI include:

  • Brief loss of consciousness,
  • Headaches,
  • Confusion or cognitive difficulties,
  • Dizziness,
  • Irritability,
  • Blurred vision,
  • Nausea,
  • Memory loss,
  • Amnesia (immediately before and after trauma),
  • Difficulty sleeping, and
  • Lack of focus.

These symptoms may appear instantly, but many times they appear up to several days following the incident. A person who suffers a more severe TBI will often experience many of the same symptoms, but in addition may experience:

  • Convulsions or seizures,
  • Persistent vomiting or nausea,
  • Dilated pupils,
  • Slurred speech,
  • Loss of coordination,
  • Aggression and/or aggravation,
  • Weakness or numbness in limbs, and
  • Inability to awaken from sleep.

Legal Representation for Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits

Brain injuries can have life-long effects. These may include cognitive impairments such as memory loss, communication and language difficulties, concentration problems, and/or posttraumatic amnesia and dementia.

TBIs can also lead to sensory problems including changes or problems with vision, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Emotional changes may also emerge in a person who has suffered a TBI, as well. These may include anxiety, irritability, insomnia, or depression.

A brain-injured person may turn to alcohol or drug abuse and may have impulsive and/or violent or unusual behavior. In more severe cases, an individual who has suffered a severe TBI may require medical care around the clock.

Consult a Seasoned Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

It is crucial for an accident victim who suffers a traumatic brain injury to have expert care and specialized rehabilitation. Most people do not have enough money saved for this situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI as a result of the negligent or intentional acts of another, you need a brain injury lawyer that understands the complicated nature of these cases and the specialized experts that are required to ensure you obtain full and fair compensation.

For a free and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney, please call us directly at (866) 338-7079, or contact us through our online form.

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