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Traumatic brain injury is a catastrophic event that can be life-altering
The brain is very soft. The skull is hard. When the brain accelerates and slams into the hard skull the brain is injured. If your loved one experienced a debilitating brain injury as a result of another’s negligence, call brain injury lawyer Daniel Weltin now.
We rely on a healthy brain to be who we are. Brain injury is sometimes called TBI. TBI means traumatic brain injury. Any impact that results in extreme force upon the brain can cause this type of injury.
Common causes of head injury include traffic accidents, work accidents, recreational accidents, falls, accidents in the home and industrial accidents. Often times these injuries are the direct result of negligence of a third party. In this case, the victim of the injury has the right to file a civil lawsuit, seeking fair compensation for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. If you experienced a brain injury as a result of another’s negligence, don’t hesitate to call the Law Offices of Daniel Weltin at (510) 771-8999 today. We are experienced and committed to fighting for justice and appropriate compensation. Consultation is 100% free and there is no fee unless we win your case
Costs of Brain Injuries Include:
- If a brain injury is very severe it can require surgery. These procedures are incredibly advanced and require highly skilled surgeons to be successful. Due to these factors the costs required can be astronomical.
- The most troubling part of life after a serious brain injury can be the need to re-learn even the most basic tasks such as speech and simple movement. This ordeal requires professional rehabilitation and therapy which is incredibly costly.
- Diminished capacity
- Sadly even the most expert and diligent therapy can fail to restore victims of brain injury to their full pre-injury capabilities. Many people suffer long term diminished capabilities both physically and mentally which means there ability to earn money and support themselves or their family is affected.
- Prescription medication
- Brain injury often requires expensive medications to provide proper treatment. Sometimes the victim may be required to take the medication for life.
If you were the victim of a brain injury contact the Law Offices of Daniel Weltin for a free case evaluation by calling (510) 771-8999. You may also email us at email@example.com. Consultation is always 100% free and there are no fees unless we win your case.
What is traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an impact to the head that results in damage to brain functioning.
Common causes of TBI include:
- Hitting your head on a windshield, steering wheel or dashboard in an automobile accident
- Fall and hit your head on the floor or against a hard surface or a solid object
- Physical assaults that cause blows to the head from a fist, a foot, or a solid object
- These are called Closed Head TBI. Open head injuries occur when an object, such as a bullet or a fragment of skull, penetrates the skull and contacts the brain tissue.
Types of TBI:
- Concussion – This is the most common form of TBI. It is defined as a brief loss of normal brain function due to impact with the head
- Contusion – This is a hematoma of the brain tissue. Brain contusions often result from skull fractures or whiplash injuries
- Contrecoup – This is a specific type of brain contusion, when the brain is shaken violently inside the skull. It can also lead to axonal shearing, an injury to individual nerve cells in the brain
- Hematoma – This is hemorrhage within or near the brain, as a result of injury to a blood vessel.
What is the most common type of traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a sudden impact on the head or body of a person that damages the brain’s functioning. Examples of TBI include concussion, brain contusion and hematoma (bleeding within or near the brain).
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 2.5 million cases of BIT were reported in the United States in 2010.
The most common form of TBI is a concussion. It is defined as a brief loss of normal brain function due to the impact of the head.
TBI’s frequently result from:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Slip / fall and fall injuries
- Physical assaults
- Sport activities
Symptoms of a concussion include:
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Blurry vision
- Memory loss
- Problems of concentration, attention, focus
- Dizziness, loss of balance
Concussion symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on the force of the impact, similar to previous injuries and other factors.
Concussion injuries, particularly those resulting in any loss of consciousness, should be taken seriously and treated by medical personnel.