A traumatic brain injury lawyer can help those who have suffered this serious injury in a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident due to someone else’s negligence. The Weinstein Legal Team can provide legal counsel and determine if you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A traumatic brain injury happens when a force, such as a violent blow or sudden jolt, causes the brain to become dysfunctional. TBI can also be caused by an object penetrating or shattering part of the skull.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries contribute to 30% of all injury deaths. Traumatic brain injury was a diagnosis in more than 282,000 hospitalizations and 2.5 million emergency department visits.
Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury diagnosis include:
- Car accidents
- Struck by an object
- Sports injuries
According to the CDC, falls were the reason for nearly half of all TBI-related emergency room visits; most of the visits were adults aged 65 or older. Vehicle crashes were the third leading cause of emergency room visits for traumatic brain injury.
Signs & Symptoms of Brain Injury
These types of brain injuries may range from mild, such as a brief change in mental status, to severe, leading to memory loss or an extended period of unconsciousness. The majority of brain injury cases are mild.
Some traumatic injury signs and symptoms include:
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Loss of Consciousness
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
- Emotional instability
- Changes in sleep
Some of the symptoms may appear immediately, but others may not be noticed until days or months after an injury. As some of the signs can seem like normal behavior after an accident, some victims may not understand the problems they are experiencing or could blame the changes on other situations, such as work, stress, etc.
How A Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Can Help
A traumatic brain injury attorney can help you and your family get the support, compassion, and legal assistance you deserve, regardless of how your injury occurred. If you’re facing increasing medical costs, lost wages, and loss of quality of life, all due to your injury, The Weinstein Legal Team can help.