Traumatic Brain Injury, also called TBI, generally occurs when the brain all of a sudden is driven into the side of the skull by a blow or by an extreme forceful shaking. Under these circumstances the brain can suffer severe trauma, such as bruising and swelling. In some cases the impact can be strong enough to rupture a blood vessels, causing intracranial bleeding.
Traumatic brain injuries can show up in different forms, although most start with a serious trauma to the head. Bruising or swelling can follow if the impact was forceful enough to push the brain against the inside of the skull.
Penetrating head injuries can occur when you fracture your skull and in some serious cases expose brain-matter. These are the most severe cases of TBI. These forms of traumatic brain injury can have long lasting effects on you and your family.
Should you have suffered any of the less serious accidents and feel nauseous or dizzy do seek medical attention right away. Today we hear a lot about football players with lasting effects from concussions received during games that didn’t get medical attention right away. Don’t let that happen to you. Call a Doctor and call us if your accident was caused due to some one else’s negligence.
There are three different degrees of Brain Injury, mild – moderate -severe.
Even a brain injury that is classified as mild can have lasting symptoms expressing themselves as behavioral and cognitive changes, which can have terrible effects on your live. Mild forms of TBI can be a concussion from a minor head injury.
Symptoms of light TBI can show:
- Blurry vision
- Loss of memory
- Can’t concentrate
- Emotionally imbalanced
Severe TBI can show symptoms of, confusion, lack of mental agility, lack of concentration, can’t remember things, impulsive behavior, speech and language impediments, hearing and vision impairments and more.
More than a million Americans fall victim to a accidental brain injury each year, whether a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), closed head injury, skull fracture, depressed skull injury, or brain bleed. More then 80,000 people have long-term disabilities as a result of their injury. As a matter of fact, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention, 1.5 million Americans each year suffer a brain injury. Of those, 50,000 die and over 1 million victims are treated in hospitals. Many of these cases involve children, who are most at risk. Almost a half million children suffer serious brain injuries as a result of accidents each year. Additionally, construction and industrial workers are at high risk to suffer brain injuries due to the nature of their occupation.
Spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia and quadriplegia, can be caused by a variety of activities and incidents. Remember Christopher Reeve aka Superman who fell of his horse and became a quadriplegic. More commonly car, work and other sports accidents are the cause of these devastating and life altering injuries. Some spinal cord injuries can be temporary and will benefit from rehabilitation. Serious injuries result in permanent paralysis from the fracture site down.
Spinal Cord and Brain injuries are more then likely to be catastrophic life changing events, leading to long-term health problems that are a result of the paralysis. Any and all treatment of these effects will likely cost astronomic sums of money. Without a doubt, anyone experiencing a spinal cord or brain injury as a result of some one else’s negligence or bad conduct should seek the competent representation of The Law Firm of Ford and Laurel to help them achieve financial security to cover the high cost of treatment, and compensate the victim for the trauma and lasting effects of their injuries.
Only about half of the people affected by spinal cord injuries have enough coverage through private medical insurance. Don’t fight the Insurance companies, Hospital and other medical providers by yourself.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident and have suffered Spinal Cord Damages and or Brain Injuries, call us today for a Free confidential consultation about your case.
To find out how much you can expect to receive if you succeed in your claim, contact the personal injury attorney at Ford & Laurel. Arrange for a free case evaluation with Sandra today!
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