A brain injury is, quite obviously, a very serious thing. Traumatic brain injuries cause many deaths, especially in younger people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, and being struck in the head. If you suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of any of these causes, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you were in a car accident and you struck your head, or if you fell and hit your head, or if someone hit you in the head, how would you know if you had suffered a traumatic brain injury? There are a whole host of symptoms that could tip you off. If you were unconscious after the blow, this is a good indicator of a traumatic brain injury. Other symptoms include headaches, ringing ears, vomiting and nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, memory impairment, fatigue, changes in eating and sleeping patterns, lack of concentration, confusion, lightheadedness, and lack of balance.
Unfortunately, there are two phases to a brain injury. There is the primary injury which is the damage that occurs at the time the trauma actually occurs. But there is usually a secondary injury that occurs in the minutes and days after the primary injury. Without getting too complicated, the brain continues to react to the trauma subsequent to the primary injury, and these secondary injuries actually account for the majority of deaths that result from traumatic brain injuries. It is important that you see a doctor immediately after being struck in the head regardless of how you feel immediately after the trauma.
The long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury are numerous and serious. Below is a list of just some of the long-term effects that can result from this type of injury:
- Memory loss
- Loss of learning ability
- Decreased communication skills
- Loss of hearing and/or eyesight
- Loss of balance, vertigo
- Chronic headaches
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at Guest and Gray Law Firm. You deserve to be compensated for any medical expenses associated with the treatment of your injury. You also deserve to be compensated for your lost wages and pain and suffering. And because of the long-term effects of these types of injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of your earning capacity.
The personal injury attorneys at Guest and Gray Law Firm in Forney have over 30 combined years of experience handling personal injury claims. We want to fight so that you can be compensated for all you have lost and suffered as a result of being the victim of traumatic brain injury. Depending on the situation, we are prepared to negotiate a fair settlement to compensate you for your injuries. But if settlement negotiations do not produce an acceptable outcome, we are prepared to go to court and fight to get you everything you deserve. Call Guest and Gray Law Firm today to set up your free initial consultation so that we can begin to discuss your case and the options available to you.