Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may result from a bump, blow, or some trauma or force to the head that disrupts brain functions. Leading causes are falls, being struck by or against objects, and motor vehicle crashes. If you believe you or someone you know has experienced a TBI, talk to a personal injury lawyer today about your options.
A person who suffers from TBI may no longer normally function as it affects their memory, logic, sense of touch, taste, and smell. They may require extensive medical treatment that might lead to losing a job and social life. In worse cases, a person suffering from TBI may require a lifetime of assistance and medical care and treatment.
Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injury and its Effects
There are several types of TBI, but let’s focus on the more common ones.
A mild concussion leads to a momentary unconsciousness. In some cases, a person with a mild concussion may be conscious but disoriented. If you have a mild concussion, you will experience loss of balance, headaches, dizziness, anxiety, and depression.
When your head suffers from a direct impact, such as hitting your head on the floor, it may cause swelling in your brain or brain hernia. This injury may require surgery to ensure that oxygen flows into your brain at a safe pressure level.
This type of brain injury usually results from car accidents and causes massive brain damage.
This injury refers to a blood clot in the brain, which can be fatal.
This brain injury involves diffuse bleeding within the brain.
Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
If you or a loved one suffers a blow to your head, immediately lookout for the symptoms for mild cases where the injury is not immediately manifested. These symptoms include persistent severe headaches, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, fatigue, drowsiness, momentary loss of consciousness, disorientation, and many more. If any of them manifests, get emergency medical treatment right away.
Medical treatment may be any or a combination of Surgery, X=rays and scans, rehab, medication, ongoing counseling and medical care, and more.
Filing for Compensation
When you or a loved one suffer from TBI because of another person’s negligence, you can claim compensation from the other party to cover the cost of your medical treatment and whatever income you’ve lost and expect to lose as a result of the injury.
The other party may be a reckless vehicle driver or errant pedestrian, an employer who failed to provide workers in a hazardous environment with appropriate safety gears, or anybody who may have intentionally or unintentionally caused your TBI.
Find Out How Can a Brain Injury Lawyer Help
Traumatic Brain Injuries can have long-lasting effects on the victims’ lives or their families. Enlist the help of a brain injury lawyer to guide and assist you in preparing the requirements for claiming compensation. They will also ensure that you meet the deadlines for submitting requirements.
Know about your right to be compensated and how to go about it. Contact a lawyer at Anderson & Anderson at 813-328-2724 or fill out the form to schedule your free consultation.