Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Many people suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) when they are involved in falls, car crashes and other types of accidents.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, there are two types of brain injury: Acquired Brain Injury, which is caused by internal factors such as a lack of oxygen, and traumatic brain injury, which is caused by external factors.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that TBI can affect the way a person:
- Thinks (Memory and Reasoning)
- Experiences Sensations (Touch, Taste, Smell)
- Communicates With Others
- Controls his or her emotions
While some people may recover from TBI and return to normal lives, many others never regain normal functioning in the brain. They may require ongoing care and treatment as well as assistance with basic living tasks.
Common causes of Traumatic Brain Injury include:
Brain Injury During Motor Vehicle Accident
Slip and Falls
Fall From Elevated Surface
Sports and Recreation
Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
if you have suffered a head injury in an accident, your doctor may have told you that the injury is one of these common types of brain damage:
Contusion – A bruise on the brain that typically occurs when a person’s head suffers a direct impact.
Concussion – A single concussion makes the victim vulnerable to additional concussions.
Diffuse Axonal – After a sudden jolt, the brain slams against the interior skull and suffers damage in multiple places.
Do I have Traumatic Brain Injury?
If you are involved in any type of accident or otherwise suffer a blow to the head, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. The signs and symptoms depend on the extent of damage to the brain. They include:
Mild TBI – A person with mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include:
- Blurred Vision
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention and/or thinking
Moderate-To-Severe TBI – A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show the above symptom as well as:
- A headache that gets worse or does not go away
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or Seizures
- An inability to awaken form sleep
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
- Slurred Speech
Treatment and Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury
Typically, a patient surfing Traumatic Brain Injury will be treated by an interdisciplinary team of professionals. This team usually includes a primary care physician, neurologist, surgeon, physical therapist, and psychologist.
A person who has suffered TBI may require medical care that includes:
- Emergency Medical Treatment
- X-Rays, MRIs or CT Scans
- Intensive Care
- Use of Assistive Devices
- Ongoing Care and Counseling
If you have been injured in an accident that may have caused a traumatic brain injury, seek medical attention immediately. Then, contact (815) Wade-Law for a free and confidential consultation.
The Wade Law Indiana Brain Injury Lawyers Will Fight For Your Compensation
Our team is dedicated to pursuing the highest amount of compensation which may include:
- Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Lost Income and Diminished Earning Capacity
- Care-taking Costs
- Disability or Loss of Normal Life
- Physical and Mental Pain and Suffering
- Increased Risk of Future Harm
- Shortened Life Expectancy