A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain that significantly affects how an individual’s brain works. There are three main types of traumatic brain injuries. They include:
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Moderate Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
Some TBIs are not due to anyone’s fault. However, in many cases, traumatic brain injuries directly result from another party’s negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI resulting from negligence, it’s in your best interest to consult with an attorney for traumatic brain injuries as soon as possible.
Our TBI lawyers at Schrier Law Group have more than four decades of experience helping Florida plaintiffs recover maximum compensation for personal injury claims. We’re confident that we can help you and your family obtain the best possible outcome in your case as well. Contact us today at 1-888-831-2688 for your free case evaluation.
Continue reading to learn more about the leading causes of TBI in the US.
The Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Most traumatic brain injury accidents happen due to slips, falls, car crashes, and firearm-related brain injuries. With that in mind, you can suffer a TBI for participating in the most mundane activities.
For example, a traumatic brain injury can occur by slipping on an unidentified wet spot in a grocery store and violently bumping your head on the ground. Further, you can suffer a TBI by hitting your head against the steering wheel in a relatively simple car accident.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries
According to the CDC, a traumatic brain injury can pose significant health risks to individuals. Generally, the severity of the injury correlates with the short and long-term effects. For example, most individuals with a mild traumatic brain injury (i.e., a concussion) can expect to experience short-term symptoms.
However, individuals suffering from mild to severe TBI may endure long-term or lifelong complications. Learn more about the different types of TBI below.
- Concussions – Occurs when a strong force strikes the head resulting in the brain hitting the skull and causing damage.
- Contusions – Also known as a “brain bruise.” Contusions often co-occur with concussions.
- Brain Hemorrhages – Occurs when the brain bleeds uncontrollably on the surface or within the tissue.
- Intracranial Hematomas – Collections of blood between the skull and brain, under the protective layer of the brain, or within the brain.
- Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury – Two brain injuries co-occurring. The first injury occurs at the point of impact and the second injury occurs on the opposite side of the brain from the first.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) – This is the most severe type of traumatic brain injury. It occurs when the brain twists or shakes inside the skull causing axonal shearing.
- Penetrating Brain Injury – Occurs when an object (i.e., tool, bullet, etc.) penetrates the skull and injures the brain.
- Second Impact Syndrome – Happens when you suffer a second significant brain injury shortly after the first injury.
Sometimes, a traumatic brain injury can be confused for a simple headache or age-related memory problems. That’s why it’s essential to seek immediate medical attention after any slip, fall, or accident that causes head damage.
What To Do If You’ve Suffered TBI Due To Another Person
If you suspect you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the recklessness of another person, there are a few steps you should take immediately. They include:
- Seek immediate medical attention, even if you’re injuries are not clear. Be sure to follow all doctor recommendations and keep an account of your recovery.
- Collect evidence at the scene. Take pictures, record video, and identify critical eyewitnesses.
- Contact a traumatic brain injury lawyer. Proving fault in TBI cases typically requires the experience and knowledge of an experienced TBI attorney and medical expert witnesses.
If you’ve experienced a TBI due to the recklessness of another person or entity, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Learn more about how the TBI attorneys at Schrier Law Group can help you below.
Contact a Proven Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
The TBI lawyers at Schrier Law Group are here to ensure your rights are protected and you don’t accept anything less than the insurance company owes you. The attorneys at Schrier Law Group will assist you in many ways during your Florida personal injury claim process, including:
- Assistance in gathering medical records
- Identify and hold responsible parties accountable
- Calculate the value of your claim
- Negotiate maximum compensation
- Prove the significance of your personal injury claim
- Aggressively pursue your case in court if necessary
Contact us today to discuss the details of your case. The sooner you give us a call, the sooner we can begin building your case and demanding maximum damages for your injuries.