A brain injury is a serious and life changing situation. TBI, traumatic brain injury, is caused by head trauma or deprivation of oxygen to the brain. If the injury is caused by negligence by another, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. An experienced personal injury attorney will assist you in getting the money you deserve for your expenses and pain and suffering.
Brain injuries may occur due to vehicle accidents, falls, defective products, construction accidents, near-drownings, choking accidents, and medical malpractice. Brain injuries may vary widely from mild to very severe. If the brain is injured in a traumatic accident such as a sudden impact, the brain has a bruise or contusion. This may cause the brain tissue to swell. If not treated quickly to alleviate the pressure in the brain, the patient can sustain permanent brain damage or may die. There are some common symptoms of brain injury including:
- Impaired judgment
- Difficulty focusing
- Learning difficulties
- Changes to personality
- Sleep difficulties
Many patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries are able to improve dramatically. Recovery from a brain injury is a long, difficult, and expensive road. When the brain injury is caused by someone’s neglect, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer will work to get you the money you deserve for your injury including payments for:
- Current and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, consult with an attorney before signing anything. Your attorney will negotiate to resolve the matter while getting you the money that is rightfully owed to you or your family.