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Traumatic Brain Injury Law

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2022 | Personal Injury

A man contacted us recently after being rear-ended on the freeway. He wasn’t looking for a traumatic brain injury lawyer, but since we have experience with cases like his, we picked up on some of his symptoms and recommended he visit an expert. The diagnosis confirmed our suspicions, and that changed our whole approach to his case. Traumatic Brain Injury Law can take on a life of its own in the personal injury world. Read on to discover more about what it is and how to identify if your injuries have resulted in a TBI.

What is the Definition of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

You see, traumatic brain injuries are nothing to scoff at. As Johns Hopkins Medicine notes, while “Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a broad term that describes a vast array of injuries that happen to the brain . . . The severity of a brain injury can range from a mild concussion to a severe injury that results in coma or even death.” And, sadly, current research suggests that damaged or destroyed brain cells do not regenerate.

So, you can see why we took this man’s case so seriously, and you can see why we helped him reach an out-of-court settlement of $1 million! (Of course, settlement amounts depend entirely on the specifics of the case.)

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

So what tipped us off in this man’s case, and how can you identify signs of traumatic brain injury? Well, if you’ve ever received concussion training as a coach, you’re probably already familiar with some of what to look for:

  • Changes in cognitive function, such as confusion, loss of memory, problem-solving difficulties, and more
  • Decreased motor skills like poor balance, problems with swallowing, loss of coordination, etc.
  • Changes in sensory perceptions resulting in difficulties with seeing and hearing
  • Difficulties communicating and understanding
  • Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue

And these symptoms are just scratching the surface.

Traumatic Brain Injury Law Is Complicated

All personal injury law is complicated, and when traumatic brain injuries are involved things get even more complex, which is why having an experienced TBI lawyer is absolutely vital.