Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain injuries may be some of the most difficult injuries to recognize and treat, because there may be little or no visible external damage. Many people who have been in accidents find that symptoms develop over time and are more commonly noticed by friends and family than by the injured person.
Traumatic brain injury happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death.
Common Causes Of Brain Injuries
Half of all traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are due to motor vehicle accidents, but falls, industrial/occupational accidents, sports injuries, and physical assaults are also common causes. Military personnel are also at risk. Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. Serious traumatic brain injuries need emergency treatment. Common causes of brain injuries include:
• Car accidents: Motor vehicle accidents cause widespread trauma to victims. Head injuries are especially common after a collision.
• Sports injuries: Football, hockey and other contact sports are under increasing scrutiny for the high number of concussions suffered by athletes.
• Slip-and-fall accidents: Those who have never suffered a slip-and-fall injury often underestimate how serious these accidents can be.
• Violence: Head injuries are often the result of assaults and other violent crimes.
You or a family member may have heard your doctor use phrases like "closed head injury" or "post-concussion syndrome" to describe your medical condition. Severe traumatic brain injury can cause medical conditions like seizure disorders, skull fractures, subdural hematomas, brain hemorrhage, amnesia and/or contusion of the brain. Mild traumatic brain injury can be hard to recognize. You, a family member, or a teacher may have observed a few of the symptoms which may be associated with traumatic brain injuries, such as:
- Difficulty making decisions
- Alteration of the sense of taste and/or smell
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Personality changes
- Loss of memory
- Impaired judgment
- Dizziness/ balance difficulties
- Blurred vision
- Reduced attention and concentration
Treatment and outcome depend on the injury. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe injuries usually need rehabilitation especially Occupational Therapy
At The Russo Firm, we have helped many people suffering from brain injuries obtain maximum compensation for the harm done to them. We understand how devastating these injuries can be to you and to your family. We will assemble a team tailored to your situation, which may include partnering with other law firms to give you the best possible representation.
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If you believe you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), call us at 561-270-0913 or toll free 844-847-8300 or contact us online to talk with an experienced lawyer about your injuries. If you can't travel to our office, we will come to you, or we can work by phone, fax, email or other methods of communication. Remember, you pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for you.