Traumatic Brain Injuries
A Life-Changing Event
There may not be a worse injury than one to your brain. Even a minor traumatic brain injury can permanently change the trajectory of your life, your relationships, and your very existence. Brain injuries always require professional medical attention. A traumatic brain injury does not only affect you, but will affect your family, friends, and everyone around you. In some instances, you will become a completely different person after a traumatic brain injury. Your cognitive abilities, mood, temperament, and even your personality can change because of your traumatic brain injury.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.” A traumatic brain injury usually results from a blow or jolt to the head or body. Your head does not have to hit anything in order for the brain to be injured. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or knife can also cause traumatic brain injury.
Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily, although long term permanent damage may occur. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries may result in brain bruising, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can result in long-term health complications or even death. Get Your Free Consultation
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The brain injury spectrum may range from a minor concussion to a severe vegetative state with wide ranging physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may be apparent immediately while others may develop days, weeks, or even years later.
Blow Or Jolt To The Head
It is common misconception that you have to have a direct blow to the head in order to suffer a brain injury. This is not the case. Any sudden jerk or jolt to your body can result in a head injury. The reason for this is that your brain will slam against your skull any time there’s a jerk or jolt to your body.
People love sports. Especially kids and teenagers. Concussions are common in football but also prevalent in martial arts, hockey, soccer, and other popular contact sports. It’s important to have sports related concussions treated and documented.
Slips & Falls
Sometimes falls are harmless. However, many falls can result in broken bones, torn ligments, and even traumatic brain injuries. Falling from even a short distance can cause a permanent and sever head injury.
Car Accidents are the most common form of personal injury in the U.S. and many injured victims suffer traumatic brain injuries. If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, it’s important that you treat any resulting head injury.
Signs & Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
- Loss of consciousness
- Feeling dazed, confused, or disoriented (even without loss of consciousness)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Problem speaking/speech
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Sleeping too much
- Vertigo or loss of balance
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Change in taste or smell
- Memory issues (especially short term)
- Inability to focus or concentrate Mood swings
- Feelings of depression or anxiousness
Pursuing A Brain Trauma Case
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, you deserve get the best representation possible. At Yanni Law, we never charge for consultations and only take a fee if we win your case. You pay no money up front and we only take a fee if we win your case. Having the right lawyer in your corner can be the difference between getting fair compensation for your injuries or taking little to no money that does not represent the harms and losses you have suffered in the accident. We will fight to get you compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and more.