Traumatic Injuries To The Head And Brain
Head injury victims may face a number of significant challenges in the months and years that follow a serious accident. Significant medical bills, lost wages, disability and difficulties in maintaining employment can all play a role in an accident victim’s life. Faced with these difficult circumstances, it is common for victims to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent parties who contributed to their injury.
At the Ellis Firm, APLC, our lawyers have extensive experience helping victims seek compensation for their traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). As your law firm, we will work closely with you and with medical experts to build a solid picture of the serious injuries you have suffered and the ongoing challenges you face. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum possible compensation for your losses, ensuring that you will have the resources you need to effectively cope with your injuries.
Ready To Handle Complex Brain Injury Cases
Our head injury attorneys are prepared to assist in a wide variety of traumatic brain injury cases, including those involving:
- Concussion: The most common traumatic brain injury, concussions can cause long-term dizziness, sensitivity to light, memory problems and cognitive impairment. Any impact to the skull can result in a concussion. There is growing evidence that concussions result in long-term cognitive problems that can significantly impact your life.
- Contusion: Described as a “brain bruise,” severe contusions may need to be surgically removed.
- Coup-contrecoup: A heavy impact may cause a contusion at both the site of the impact and the opposite side of the brain. Coup-contrecoup injuries are serious; victims often face significant physical and financial challenges.
- Hypoxia: Caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, these injuries can result in permanent cognitive impairment.
Signs Of A Traumatic Brain Injury
TBIs range in severity, and they don’t always come to light immediately after an accident. That’s why it’s so critical to seek prompt medical care after a traffic collision, fall or other accident.
Here are some of the symptoms to watch out for that could indicate a TBI in you or your loved one:
- Loss of consciousness, even for a few seconds
- Inability to concentrate
- Nausea or vomiting
- Memory loss
- Personality changes
- Blurry vision
- Hearing loss
- Ringing in your ears
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Unusual behavior
Get a medical evaluation if your are experiencing any of these symptoms after an accident. Diagnostic tools such as CT scans can pinpoint the damage and its severity.
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A serious head injury can put an enormous strain on any family, both emotionally and financially. Insurance companies do little to ease this strain, often offering small settlements or rejecting claims outright. At the Ellis Firm, APLC, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.