Traumatic Brain Injury - TBI
Connecticut Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injuries, commonly known as TBIs, can happen when involved in a car, pedestrian, or slip and fall accident. TBI’s can range from mild to severe. Recovery time for brain injuries depends on various factors. For example, in milder cases, a patient’s recovery time might be as short as a few weeks. However, in more serious brain injury cases, the injuries and impairments can last a lifetime. If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI, its important for you to contact a Connecticut brain injury lawyer.
Regarding TBIs, no matter the circumstance, all TBIs, even the so-called “mild” ones, are still serious injuries. TBIs involve the brain and central nervous system and affect their ability to function. If you have sustained a TBI, seek immediate medical attention. Generally speaking, the longer you delay treatment, the greater the chances of developing serious cognitive impairments.
Potential Causes of Brain Injuries
TBI’s usually happen when strong external forces are applied to a person’s head. These external forces cause the person’s brain to impact the front or back of the inside of the skull. As a direct result, the brain can suffer damage, leading to short or long-term memory loss.
Brain Injury Symptoms
Most TBI’s are mild or moderate. The milder brain injuries usually resolve themselves in a few days or weeks. Although not necessarily life-threatening, they can still significantly impact a person’s central nervous system. Common symptoms of mild or moderate TBIs may include:
- Light sensitivity;
- Difficulty focusing;
- Blurred vision;
Symptoms of more serious brain injuries can include:
- Problems with memory;
- Inability to taste or smell;
- Extreme mood swings;
- Permanent coma and/or vegetative state.
Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are serious and require at least some medical treatment.
First and foremost, the human brain is an extremely complex organ. Finally, scientists are beginning to understand its many complexities.
Serious accidents can affect each person’s brain differently. Consequently, conditions like brain swelling can vary from person to person. Due to the uniqueness of TBIs, recovery periods can vary significantly and may be difficult for health care providers to predict.
Given the uncertainty, it is best to follow up at an emergency room or urgent care facility immediately after sustaining a head injury. Health care providers at the hospital should order the necessary medical examinations, tests, and imaging studies, such as CT scans and MRIs. Delaying treatment for a head injury can only make a bad situation worse and may result in serious and permanent damage.
Proving Traumatic Brain Injuries
Usually, proving a TBI requires the knowledge and expertise of a medical expert, typically, a neurologist or neuropsychologist. Then, that doctor can document your brain injury. If a medical expert can connect your TBI to the car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or slip-and-fall accident, you may recover monetarily. Financial recovery in TBI cases can include payment of medical bills and compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, economic harm, loss of ability to function, loss of earnings capacity, emotional distress, and loss of spousal companionship.
Do I Need an Attorney?
If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury as a result of someone’s negligence, call Connecticut Brain Injury Lawyers at (844) GET-LA-LAW or send us an email today. Your consultation is Free and Confidential. Importantly, since I work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay me anything unless I win your case. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.