Brain Injuries Damages and Consequences
Accidents of all kinds tend to have a risk of causing damage to one of the most important parts of your body. Your head and consequently, your brain. It goes without saying that damage to the brain is serious no matter how seemingly minor. Even the milder of brain injuries can have lasting consequences. Suffering a brain injury will often have more severe and long-lasting consequences than many people may anticipate. This is often because of how brain damage is often irreversible and can often get worse with time.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits
Those that have been involved in an accident that caused an injury to the head and brain will often suffer significant damages as a consequence of their injury. These damages will usually be extensive and disrupt the life of an accident victim. However, there is hope. Should an accident that caused a traumatic brain injury to be caused by the negligence of a liable party then a plaintiff may be able to file a lawsuit against that party in order to seek compensation for the damages that they suffered. Consider Eberst Law as your legal representation when pursuing a lawsuit against those responsible for a brain injury. Our lawyers have handled a number of personal injury cases where plaintiffs have needed compensation for damages caused by brain injuries and successfully secured settlements our clients were more than satisfied with. To schedule a consultation with Eberst Law about your brain injury case you can contact our firm online or you can call our offices at 352-269-0017.
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Brain Damage
A traumatic brain injury is when a person’s head and brain experiences a physical force strong enough to cause damage to the brain. This physical force can take the form of a blow to the head or even violent shaking. Ultimately the brain suffers a certain degree of damage which leads to cognitive issues.
Traumatic brain injuries consist of many injuries across a spectrum of both mild and severe damage. Among the milder traumatic brain injuries is the concussion. A concussion is a blow to the head that causes minor cognitive dysfunction. Concussions are the most common kind of traumatic brain injury that affects thousands of people across the country. Other common traumatic brain injuries include coup-contrecoup brain injuries, diffuse axonal brain injuries, brain contusions, and penetrating brain injuries.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury they will typically sustain brain damage that will interfere with their cognitive functions. This means that they can have problems with a number of mental functions ranging from memory to even the ability to speak. The level of disruption that someone will suffer to their cognitive abilities depends on the type of traumatic brain injury and its intensity. This damage to cognitive abilities can often be permanent much like most forms of brain damage and result in lifelong disability. In some cases, the mental degradation can actually worsen over time. In order to avoid the more severe complications attributed to traumatic brain injuries, it is important that accident victims understand what they should look for when it comes to the early signs of a traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Confusion or a dazed feeling
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory or concentration problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Problems with speech
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sensory issues
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Loss of coordination
- Coma and other disorders of consciousness
Damages Caused by a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can cause all kinds of serious damages. Traumatic brain injuries can easily accumulate massive medical expenses. Doctor consultations, surgeries, drugs, hospital recovery, etc. all costs an exceptional amount even with insurance. With many traumatic brain injuries, the damage can often be permanent and result in recurring medical costs such as medication, therapy, and return doctor visits that add up over time. Traumatic brain injuries can also lead to many victims losing their jobs and even eliminating entire career prospects because of the effects of disabilities. The loss in quality of life caused by traumatic brain injuries is often very damaging to a person’s psychological estate and can cause immense pain and suffering. It is not unusual for victims of traumatic brain injuries to develop anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues.
Consider Eberst Law as Your Personal Injury Attorney
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the worst injuries that are suffered by accident victims and deserve proper compensation. If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of a liable party’s negligence then please contact Eberst Law at 772-225-4900 or contact us online. Our lawyers are experienced in handling cases where clients have suffered traumatic brain injuries that have left them neck deep in medical expenses and lost wages. When you hire Eberst law, you are hiring a firm that will negotiate aggressively on your behalf for a settlement that you can feel comfortable with.
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