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Brain Injury Attorney Overview

Lawyer Representation In Cases Involving Traumatic Brain Injury

Personal injuries of any kind can have a significant impact on a victim's health and well-being, but injuries to the brain can be particularly devastating. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have long-lasting or even permanent effects, and when these injuries are caused by someone's negligence or intentional actions, victims may be able to pursue compensation.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury that was the fault of someone else, you should work with a personal injury lawyer to determine your best options for recovering compensation for your damages. A skilled attorney can demonstrate liability for your injuries and advocate for your interests throughout the legal process.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Serious brain injuries can occur in a wide variety of situations, including:

  • Car accidents - Any driver or passenger in a motor vehicle crash can suffer a brain injury, but motorcyclists and pedestrians are especially susceptible to these types of injuries when they are involved in a collision.
  • Slip and fall accidents - People often strike their head on the ground or other objects after slipping on wet floors or icy sidewalks or falling on dangerous walkways or stairs.
  • Construction site accidents - Workers may be injured at construction sites when falling from ladders or scaffolding. Workers or pedestrians walking near these sites may receive brain injuries from falling objects or machinery.
  • Sports injuries - Both children and adults may suffer brain injuries when using defective sports equipment or because of improper supervision when participating in athletic activities.
  • Assault - Head and brain injuries often result when someone physically assaults someone else.

Effects of a Brain Injury

While a brain injury may be immediately evident, some injuries can take days or even weeks for symptoms to appear. These may include:

  • Chronic or persistent headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Changes in mood, behavior, or personality

Traumatic brain injuries can have a significant, long-lasting impact on a person's life. Impairments to cognitive function and memory, inability to concentrate, and problems with dizziness and coordination can affect a victim's ability to earn an income, and increased irritability and mood disorders can harm their relationships with their friends and family.

If you have suffered a brain injury, a personal injury attorney can help you understand your options for pursuing compensation for the damages you have suffered, such as medical bills, lost income, impairment to your career or family life, and pain and suffering.

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