Injuries to the brain, also known as traumatic brain injuries or TBI, can be incredibly serious, causing life-long disability or death. A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is an external, physical contact with the head that is hard enough to cause an injury to the brain. This can be a blow, shake, blast waves, or penetrating object. A common type of traumatic brain injury is called a concussion, and the symptoms of this type of injury can range from mild to severe, in the worst cases resulting in permanent disability or death. If you have suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s act or negligence, you may be able to get compensation to help reduce the financial burden of this terrible injury. If you need someone to be your voice for justice, call us at 304-431-4050 or contact us online and we will work for you to get you the compensation you need.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury is a serious injury that can affect every aspect of a person’s life and their relationships with loved ones. Many people suffer from this type of injury; according to the Centers for Disease Control, in a year over 2 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries, and over 5 million people are living with a disability due to a traumatic brain injury. Amongst all age groups, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury, and automobile and traffic-related accidents are the second. Automobile and traffic-related accidents also result in the most deaths from traumatic brain injuries. However, there are many ways that a traumatic brain injury can occur. These include workplace accidents, sports-related injuries, and violent assaults. One of the groups at highest risk for a traumatic brain injury from a fall is adults over the age of 65. Falls like these can be the result of a person’s older age or nursing home abuse and neglect.
Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
The symptoms of traumatic brain injury can range from mild to severe, and they can last hours, days, weeks, or even become a permanent disability that lasts for a lifetime.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of the common mild symptoms include:
- Problems thinking clearly/ concentrating
- Difficulty with learning or remembering new information
- Irritability/ more emotional than usual
- Nausea or vomiting (an early symptom)
- Sleeping more or less than normal and/or difficulty falling asleep
- Feeling slowed down and tired
- Fuzzy or blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light/noise
- Difficulty with balance
- Feeling unusually anxious or nervous
The effects of the injury can be both short-term and long-term. These include difficulties with cognitive function, motor function, sensation, and emotion. Some common problems include difficulty with attention, thinking, and memory, weakness in the arms and legs, difficulty balancing, clumsiness, and trouble with hearing or seeing.
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If you have had a traumatic brain injury, or lost a loved one due to a traumatic brain injury that was caused by the act or negligence of another person, you may be able to recover financial compensation to help you through . Don’t wait to contact an experienced attorney; your claim is time sensitive, and if you wait too long you may be unable to receive the compensation you need and deserve. Call us at 304-431-4050 or contact us online We have offices in Princeton, Bluefield and Charleston West Virginia and serve all of southern West Virginia. If you cannot make it to either of our offices, we will come to you if you.