Brain Injury, sometimes referred to as Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI, is a catastrophic injury that often results in life-long impairment or death, particularly if not properly treated right away. Brain injury can result from a car accident, a slip and fall, acts of violence such as mugging, assault or other attacks, sporting accidents and workplace accidents.

The most important thing in a brain injury case is IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. Even if you don’t have serious symptoms, if you strike your head and lose consciousness for even one second, you should seek prompt medical attention. People who claim to feel fine immediately after head trauma have DIED hours later due to a brain hemorrhage. You may not feel injured, and may think you are fine, even if you are not. This is especially true of concussions. Victims may feel a little sore or nauseous but think that it will get better and go away by itself.

Unfortunately, brain injury symptoms tend to get worse if they are not quickly treated. All mild, moderate and severe symptoms should be taken seriously. If you bumped your head and are feeling confused, lightheaded, unbalanced or irritable, you should see a doctor right away. If you lost consciousness, vomited, had a seizure, have a big headache or have a severe cut to your head, you need emergency care IMMEDIATELY, so do not delay: play it safe and get medical attention NOW! Then call a lawyer.

Common causes of head injuries

Include car accidents and fall-related accidents. Other common causes include acts of violence, sporting accidents and workplace accidents. Determining the cause of the injury is an important part of the claim process.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you and or your loved one may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

Victims of head injuries may suffer from impairments of their muscles, speech, vision, taste or hearing depending on the area of their brain or head that is injured and the extent of those injuries. It is also common for victims to experience long- or short-term changes in their memory, behavior and personality. Brain injury can cause extreme mood swings, physical impairment that leaves the victim unable to work and support his family, and terrible headaches and emotional suffering. Injured head injury victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, lost future income, loss of livelihood, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

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