Whether you have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, a family member has, or you are just curious, we have compiled information to answer some of the most common questions about traumatic brain injuries. Read on to learn more and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you believe you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. We can provide a free legal consultation.
What’s the difference between types of traumatic brain injury?
You can classify a traumatic brain injury as either mild or severe. A build brain injury is often called a concussion. A more serious brain injury may be closed, which is caused by a blow to the head, or a penetrating brain injury, which is caused by a foreign object actually penetrating the brain. Either way, a severe brain injury likely requires surgery to repair the damage, relieve pressure, or reduce swelling.
What type of symptoms does a person experience when they have a brain injury?
There are many different types of symptoms of brain injuries, including cognitive, emotional, and physical symptoms. Some of the most common examples of symptoms include irritability, having a hard time thinking clearly, remembering, or concentrating, vision issues, confusion, nausea, headache, moodiness, and new issues with sleeping.
Can brain injuries heal?
Yes, some can. The truth is that the brain is very advanced and can often heal itself. In most cases, a person with a traumatic brain injury will recover fully if they have suffered from a mild brain injury. On the other hand, severe brain injuries do not always heal and can result in long-term issues such as a loss of sensory perception, loss of cognitive function, emotional issues, and loss of motor function.
Can a person get a TBI if they have been hit in the head?
TBIs can be caused by just about any movement that is abrupt and violent. This kind of injury can lead to the brain bouncing around inside the skull. In fact, this is how a person gets a concussion when they have suffered from whiplash. This can be often overlooked because there may be no outward sign of injury.
Do I have legal recourse if I have suffered from a traumatic brain injury?
You may. If the accident in question was not your fault and was instead the fault of another person or entity then you may be able to get the compensation you need. Remember that calculating how much a brain injury is worth can be difficult. This is why you need an attorney who has experience in this particular type of injury.
To learn more about all your options, please contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We will begin by offer you advice based on your specific case. If you have grounds for a case, then we will take it on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay us until we have won your case. Call today to get started.