Head Trauma can often lead to what is referred to as a Traumatic brain injury. A TBI, short for Traumatic Brain Injury is defined as damage to the brain caused by an outside force including a rapid acceleration or deceleration, nearby blast, traffic collision, or blow to the skull by an outside object. As a result of high impact blows to the head the brain can be permanently impaired leading to detectable changes to the mind’s ability to function properly. The most common causes of severe blows to the head are Automobile Accidents, including Truck Rollovers and motorcycle collisions.
Traumatic Brain Damage Statistics: According the CDC’s National TBI Estimates each year there are an estimate 1.7 million people who are victimized by a TBI injury every year. Of those 1.7 million persons;
- 52,000 are killed from Brain Trauma
- More than 270,000 are hospitalized
- 1.3 Million are treated in emergency room visits.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Unfortunately, brain damage is a serious matter that should be treated by health care professionals at hospitals and emergency rooms. Trauma to the brain accounts for more than 30% of all deaths related to injuries in the United States. Here are some of the most common causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries.
- Car Accidents
- Truck and SUV Rollover Collisions
- Boating Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Rail and MTA Bus accident
- Brain Damage At Birth
- Sports Related Injuries
- Sudden deceleration or acceleration of a motor vehicle
- Slips and Falls in the home
- Falling Objects
- Defective Products
- Service in the Military – Combat Injuries
- Violent Crimes such as battery, attempted murder, rape, and child abuse leading to brain damage.
If you or a loved one has been involved in such accidents and sustained brain trauma you may have suffered a TBI. We advise you to receive a free consultation with a skilled Traumatic Brain Damage Lawyer.
Signs and Symptoms of Brain Damage: Physical and Mental Effects of Brain Injury
It is important to understand that signs and symptoms of brain damage often vary based on the side of the brain the injury took place, the age and sex of the individual and if they have suffered other injuries during their accident. Symptoms are also dependent on the severity of the impact.
In some cases a victim remains conscious while in others he may lose consciousness for a few seconds up to hours. Some Common Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury include:
- Cognitive disorders – including Attention deficit disorder, Visual impairment, Loss of Executive Functioning, Slurred speech
- Physiological impairment – Vomiting, Nausea, Loss of motor functions
- Psychiatric disorders – Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress, Mania
- Physical symptoms – Dilation pupils of the eyes, draining of clear fluids from the nose or ears, hemorrhagic of the brain
Other Symptoms include, blurred vision , light headedness, inability to maintain balance, visions on the eyes, slurred speech, difficulty finding words when attempting to speak, loss of hearing or impairment of hearing, a general sense of confusion, and inability to sleep. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to contact a medical profession as soon as possible.
There are my different types of brain injuries with varied symptoms. Some of the most common are presented here.
- Intracranial Brain Hemorrhaging
- Post Traumatic Amnesia
- Diffuse Axonal Injuries
- Repetitive Head Impact leading to permanent brain damage
- Shaken Baby Syndrome leading to Child Brain Injury
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Leading to Brain Injury
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Sports Brain Injuries and multiple concussion brain damage
- Skull Fracture
Child Brain Injuries: Children under the age of five are at a heightened risk of developing long term cognitive and behavioral disabilities due to traumatic head trauma. Significant cognitive disorders resulting from child brain injuries often include, Attention Deficit Disorder, Reduction in the ability to memorize, reduction in intelligence quotient (IQ), and loss of executive functioning. For more information visit our Child Brain Injury main page.
Brain Injuries Resulting in Permanent Brain Damage:
Permanent Brain damage can lead to long-term and life changing medical problems including cognitive and communication issues, loss of pre-injury skills, inability to communicate, personality alteration, loss of occupation, loss of memory, loss of ability to taste or smell food, inability to control basic body functions, comas, brain seizures, and constant tiredness including chronic fatigue. These severe medical and psychological issues can have a devastating effect on the lives of victims and their families.
It is important to understand that many Permanent Brain Injury symptoms described don’t reveal themselves as physical manifestations. Therefore it is often difficult to prove in court a person has actually suffered permanent brain trauma. In case of a lawsuit it is important to hire a skilled Brain Injury Lawyer in order to maximize compensation for your brain injuries. The acquiring of compensation these injuries requires an experienced head trauma personal injury lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of brain injury law.
Trusted Legal Representation – Compensation for Your Traumatic Brain Injury Claim
If you’ve sustained a head injury, you must first tend to your wounds and heal your injuries. Seeking vindication of your rights is our job. At Downtown LA Law Group our Head Injury and Traumatic Brain Damage Law Firm is skilled and knowledgeable in general personal injury laws as well as brain trauma law.
Our aggressive and tenacious Brain Damage Lawyers and general personal injury attorneys will keep on the offensive until they make sure you have been fully compensated for your injuries and vindicated for your loss. We will go to trial and take on drivers that were negligent and their insurance carriers’ so that your rights are protected.
We will take care of every legal detail and make sure you achieve the highest compensation possible for your loss; in the meantime, concentrate on the most important part of this process – your recovery.
Call us for a free consultation with one of our skilled personal injury lawyers concerning any legal course of action for your head injury: (855)385-2529