Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries known as a “TBI” are a very specialized area of injury litigation. Ranging from what is commonly known and referred to as a “concussion” to a moderate brain injury to a severe brain injury and coma all require specialized diagnostic brain imaging tools, neuropsychological and psychiatric testing and neurological evaluation that can only be found with lawyers that have handled these cases for decades and stayed abreast of the recent developments in the field. We certainly understand and appreciate the distinction of a person that has suffered a brain injury at some level but cannot readily be observed like a fracture or other more objective injuries, yet it impacts their daily life in an unspeakable and profound way.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Concussions

Traumatic Brain Injuries are measured in 3 categories: mild, moderate and severe. Those who are unable to function at all are considered severe, those that can function with a significant disability are moderate and those that can function with some symptoms are considered mild. Symptoms of TBI or concussion generally include headaches, dizziness, vertigo, memory loss and in more severe cases, speech problems (called word finding problems), leg and arm weakness as well as other neurological problems including being in a vegetative state

Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

Obviously, a severe accident can cause brain injuries and even death, but more moderate and even low speed accidents can cause brain injuries at a moderate and mild level. Usually one assumes that you need contact with the head to have a brain injury, but a fast deceleration in speed and force can cause the brain to “rattle” and cause brain injuries even if there is no skull impact. Also, auto and truck accidents can enhance prior susceptibility to brain injuries as it has been shown in the NFL studies that each subsequent head injury can result in more severe brain injury consequences including in some cases encephalitis. We have decades of experience assessing and litigating brain injuries across the spectrum of accidents and severity and presenting them to juries for significant awards

Brain Injury Treatment and Effects

Brain injuries can range from mild to extremely serious, but in general the treatment ranges from rest and inactivity to nursing care and medication and in some cases admittance to a rehabilitation facility. Brain injuries can change your life because even if you are functional, you may experience headaches or dizziness in everyday activities and if the injury is more severe, it can be life-altering entirely. We have the experts that can assess brain injuries and refer for treatment, and we have the experience and skills to present your case to a jury and obtain significant jury awards for a life-time of suffering