Someone in America suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every 15seconds, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. Brain injuries claim 50,000 lives each year and leave another 80,000 individuals permanently disabled. Over 230,000 people are hospitalized each year for traumatic brain injuries
As a member of the Indiana Brain Injury Association, we know it is extremely important to have your brain injury assessed by a medical professional who is skilled at evaluating brain injuries. Even if your doctor says your CAT scan or MRI looks good, you still may have disabilities related to your brain injury. Sometimes only psychological testing by a neuro-psychologist will reveal the full extent of your injury.
A traumatic brain injury is a type of closed head injury caused by a severe impact or jolt to the head. Leading causes of TBIs are motor vehicle crashes, including car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence. People who survive brain injuries can suffer from cognitive, behavioral, and emotional complications. Many require long term care planning. Let an experienced Indianapolis brain injury lawyer help you.
Anoxic brain injuries occur when the flow of oxygen to the brain is interrupted. Strokes, near-drowning incidents, and birth injuries are among the causes of anoxic brain injuries.
What Are The Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The Mayo Clinic list two types of signs or symptoms depending on the severity of the traumatic brain injury:
Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) signs and symptoms may include:
- A short period of unconsciousness
- Blurred vision, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or a bad taste in the mouth
- Cannot remember events immediately before and after the injury took place
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Memory problems
- Problems focusing mentally
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury signs and symptoms may include:
- Agitation, confrontational
- Continuous headache
- Convulsions or seizures
- Coordination problems
- One or both pupils of the eyes is/are dilated
- Patient does not wake up from sleep
- Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
- Profound confusion
- Slurred Speech
- Weakness and numbness in hands, feet, arms, or legs
The effects of severe brain injuries can include significant cognitive impairment, paralysis, coma, and death. Even mild brain damage can cause major disruption in a person’s thinking, memory, and personality. In order to receive adequate compensation for your injuries it is important to contact an experience brain injury lawyer.
Birth injuries can include both traumatic and anoxic brain injuries. The infant may develop cerebral palsy (CP) or Erb palsy (commonly misspelled: Erb’s palsy) due to a brain injury sustained at birth. These birth injuries require a lifetime of care.
How an Indianapolis Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help after a Brain Injury
An Indianapolis brain injury lawyer can be crucial in getting you adequate compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have more than 35 years of experience and track record of aggressive representation in negotiations and in trial. That experience, coupled with a network of investigative professionals and medical experts, enable us to achieve very favorable settlements and verdicts for our injured clients.
As your Indianapolis brain injury lawyer one of our attorneys will work to help you obtain an accurate diagnosis of your brain injury and the medical and rehabilitative treatment you will need, both today and throughout your life.
Your Indianapolis brain injury lawyer will gather the evidence needed to demonstrate to the insurance company — or to a jury — the many ways in which your injury limits your life. These are two factors that will be considered when determining the amount of compensation you can receive.
As your Indianapolis brain injury lawyer the goal is to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation so you have the greatest opportunity possible to regain your independence and your life after an accident.
If a family member has suffered a serious brain injury or spinal cord injury, contact an Indianapolis brain injury lawyer at the law office of William W. Hurst. To schedule your free consultation call our law office at 800.636.0808. ¡Hablamos Español!
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