Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a brain dysfunction caused by an outside force acting upon the head. The severe impact of this force often leads to a brain injury, which can be a long or short-term situation. A traumatic brain injury causes malfunctions in the brain’s day-to-day processes, such as the ability to speak, understand, and focus. Suffering a traumatic brain injury is devastating, as it rids you of your ability to function as you normally would. Often, this type of injury requires rehabilitative care and extensive attention to the injury.
When you become inflicted with a traumatic brain injury, your cognitive abilities decline, and you experience symptoms that can cause a delay in your words and actions. It may be hard to focus, and many victims experience debilitating headaches and brain “fogginess.” If you suffered any kind of traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident, it’s imperative you contact skilled legal counsel as soon as possible to build your personal injury case.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries include car or truck accidents, a bad slip and fall, or a harsh blow to the head, such as being hit or assaulted.
In many car accident cases, a victim’s head will be jolted forward and often makes an impact with the side of the car, the window, or even with another passenger in the vehicle. When blunt force impacts the head, it causes injury.
Some slip and fall cases only result in minor injuries, sometimes ankle sprains or subtle bruising on your body and limbs. However, in extreme cases, a victim’s head can harshly hit the ground and cause permanent damage to the brain, if the impact is serious enough.
Can Any Accident Have the Potential for a Head Injury?
Any physical trauma from an accident that includes a blow to the head can result in a devastating traumatic brain injury. If you are struck to the head by an object during an accident, you can suffer debilitating damage to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries are unfortunately a common side effect of assault or injury cases and can permanently change your life forever. Even without losing consciousness, you can seriously damage your brain and its ability to function when you suffer a high-impact injury such as this.
How Can a Lawyer Help After a TBI?
If you have experienced a bad car accident, a slip and fall, or any other personal injury that results in a traumatic brain injury, contact The Leddy Law Firm, LLC as soon as possible to help build your personal injury case. A traumatic brain injury can change your life, but the right legal help can ease the pain as best as possible. A lawyer can help ensure you’re justly compensated for what’s happened to you and fight to make sure that you don’t have to suffer financially or emotionally for what was unjustly inflicted upon you. At The Leddy Law Firm, LLC, your peace of mind comes first. After your health, there is nothing more important than fighting to earn the compensation that you rightfully deserve.