A traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves damage to brain tissue and is classified in one of two categories:
- Closed head injury: Caused by violent jolt or blow to the head that does not result in penetration of the brain or breaks in the skull
- Open head injury: Occurs when an object (bullet, bone fragment, etc) penetrates the brain tissue
A wide variety of accidents can result in head injury, such as:
- Falls: down stairs, from a ladder, etc
- Vehicle collisions: car crashes, motorcycle accidents, etc
- Sports injuries: common among children and teenagers
- Violence: gunshot wounds, abuse, blows to the head, etc
- Explosions/blasts: typically experienced by military personnel
CT scans can be used to diagnose the extent of head trauma, determining if it’s mild, moderate or severe. CT scans and other tests offer doctors insight into the injured person’s condition – and help determine the best traumatic brain injury treatment.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, if you’ve suffered a brain injury, you may experience these symptoms:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
- Increased blood pressure
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Mood swings
- Sensory issues
If you suspect that you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury, seek medical attention immediately. Once you’ve received treatment, you may wonder how you’ll face the days ahead. If you can’t return to work, how will you provide for your family? How will you pay for your hospital bills and the cost of future care?
You need an experienced lawyer for your head injury case – a lawyer you can trust to fight for compensation for the following:
- Medical bills (hospital stays, CT scans, additional testing, etc)
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Lost wages and future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
- Property damage
In addition to securing the benefits that will put your future back on track, our law firm recommends utilizing resources like the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC). This national organization is focused on providing research and information to victims of traumatic brain injury. The TBI Model Systems of Care, another helpful tool, connects patients with the nation’s finest rehabilitation facilities.
Due to the complicated nature of medical cases, it takes an experienced brain injury attorney to prove your injury's cause and determine who should be held accountable.
If you or a loved one are facing the high cost of a brain injury and the devastating long-term effects, trust David Taylor Law. Our South Carolina-based team will take the time to learn the details of your traumatic brain injury (TBI) case, offering support and encouragement as we pursue maximum compensation.
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