Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) may be some of the most difficult injuries to recognize and treat, because many times 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 Injuries (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the United States suffer Traumatic Brain injuries. More than half of such injuries are bad enough to require the injured person must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can often lead to permanent brain damage or death.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Half of all Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are due to motor vehicle accidents, but slip and 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 (TBI) need emergency treatment. Common causes of brain injuries include:
Car and Auto 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 (TBI) can cause medical conditions like seizure disorders, skull fractures, subdural hematomas, brain hemorrhage, amnesia and/or contusion of the brain. Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) 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 (TBI), 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 severity of the traumatic brain 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.
The lawyers at The Russo Firm we have helped many people suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) obtain maximum compensation for their injuries. We understand how devastating these injuries can be to you and to your family. At The Russo Firm, we will assemble a team tailored to your situation to give you the best possible representation.
Contact Our Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Lawyers For A Free Case Evaluation
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), call The Russo Firm at 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.