Traumatic brain injury, also called TBI, occurs when the brain is injured by a sudden force or trauma.
The brain can be driven into the side of the skull by a sudden blow, or by the force of shaking or whiplash.
In either case, the brain can suffer bruising and swelling, and in some cases, the impact will be strong enough to tear blood vessels and causing intracranial bleeding.
If you have suffered a head or brain injury, call a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney for a free consultation now!
Different Types of Head Injury
If the trauma results in damage to the skull itself, such as a crack or break, the trauma is considered a penetrating head injury.
More difficult to diagnose are closed head injuries, in which the brain is injured but the skull remains undamaged. This can occur because of a blow or impact, or from severe back-and-forth shaking, such as whiplash.
Babies and small children can suffer such injuries from being shaken, known as the “shaken baby syndrome.”
In any case of closed head TBI, it is necessary to study the symptoms that follow the accident in order to diagnose the condition.
Anyone who has sustained a blow to the head or whiplash-like injuries should be evaluated by a medical professional to determine if TBI has taken place.
In many cases, the symptoms may be so slight as to escape the victim’s notice, but if treatment is not available, further injury can develop.
Often the symptoms may be delayed for many hours until swelling in the brain reaches a point that it affects the victim.
TBI can cause serious, life-threatening conditions and can result in permanent, irreversible damage to the brain.
It can lead to paralysis, seizures, blindness, memory loss, impaired communication skills, and many other disabilities.
Symptoms may be as obvious as coma or as subtle as a change in emotional behavior.
TBI can have a profound effect on the quality of life, including the inability to work, inability to interact socially and within the family, loss of normal body skills, and various other changes.
Contact A Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one is dealing with a head or brain injury that seems to have been someone else’s fault, call a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney from VanDerGinst Law at 800-797-5391.
The initial consultation is free of charge.
If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you.
In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations.
So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
Our team of brain injury attorneys is licensed to practice in Illinois, Iowa, and the federal courts.
We have handled and can handle serious cases all over the country.
No matter where you reside VanDerGinst Law can help you.
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