Traumatic Brain Injuries, or TBI, are some of the most devastating types of injuries you or a loved one can endure. While the injuries themselves can vary, many victims face serious head injuries and are forced to change their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, forever. Traumatic Brain Injuries can be caused by a host of different accidents and can have a wide variety of long-lasting medical and bodily injuries and issues. If you or a loved one have been affected by a Traumatic Brain Injury, contact Michael Manoussos & PLLC Co immediately – we are an established team of lawyers and medical professionals who ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries can occur in a wide range of incidents or accidents. Some of these include:
Car and truck accidents
Motorcycle and bike accidents
Slips and fall accidents
Sports and recreational accidents
Work and construction site accidents
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are two general types of Traumatic Brain Injuries: open and closed. Open Traumatic Brain Injury is when the skull is physically fractured by blunt force. This type of injury often involves a violent and sudden impact on a hard object to the skull. Examples of this can include a trip and fall onto solid ground or a hard object dropped or thrown at the skull. Closed Traumatic Brain Injury is when there is no physical fracture, or general opening, to the skull. Rather, the injury is internal. Examples of this can include a diffuse axonal injury, concussion, intracranial hematoma, and cerebral contusion. Generally speaking, these injuries involve the shaking, bruising, or rupture of neurons, tissues, blood vessels in the brain.
The Impacts of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury survivors are likely struggle with a variety of issues. Such issues can drastically change and impact their daily lives forever. This requires significant adjustments for how they live their daily lives. Such issues include, but are not limited to:
Physical and functional movement
Difficulty performing daily activities, such as walking up stairs, cooking food, driving, bathing, etc.
Difficulty with physical skills, such as balance, endurance, coordination, tremors
Loss of physical sensations: hearing, sight, touch, smell, taste
Some Traumatic Brain Injury survivors also experience seizures
Short-term memory loss, long-term memory loss
Difficulty with problem-solving, judgement, time and space perception
Increased irritability, anxiety, depression
Difficulty relating to or understanding others
Decrease or loss of social-emotional skills
Difficulty with speaking, writing, reading, planning, etc.
Behavioral and psychological impairments
Depression, anxiety, mood swings
Loss of life
These issues often come with a host of medical expenses for rehabilitation and continued medical treatment to recovery. Furthermore, these issues don’t just impact the victim, but their family, friends, co-workers, and others around them.
Myself or a Loved One Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury. Now What?
The first thing you want to do, after the accident, is to gather all possible documentation. This includes, but is not limited to, documenting the scene of the incident, anyone involved, medical visit records, mental health records, prescription records, insurance information, medical bills, evidence of lost wages, any documentation received from the defendant, any relevant photograph images of injuries sustained, and any other documentation that would further support your case.
You must contact the top Traumatic Brain Injury lawyer near you, immediately. When dealing with medical injuries, it is critical that you work with seasoned lawyers who deal with medical injuries regularly. Michael Manoussos & PLLC Co has an established team of lawyers and medical professionals who will work endlessly with you to help you get what you deserve.