Traumatic Brain Injuries
Out of all the injuries that exist, one form of injury that can completely change your life is a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBI, can range from mild concussions to life-changing conditions that can last for the rest of your life.

If you or a loved one have suffered a form of traumatic brain injury, you might want to ask about legal services to help with all the legal implications that a traumatic brain injury includes.

We are Ganim Legal P.C., a law firm led by Attorney Paul Ganim, who possesses over 30 years of experience in diverse personal injury or catastrophic injury cases that involve traumatic brain injuries. We are the law firm that accompanies you in your journey to adequate compensation.

Traumatic Brain Injury

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI or intracranial injury, happens when the brain is injured by an outside force. These injuries can be classified based on how they happened, how severe they are, or other factors like where they occurred.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause a range of problems, from mild headaches to long-lasting disabilities or even death. They can affect your thinking, emotions, behavior, and physical abilities.

If you have a traumatic brain injury, it’s important to get medical help right away. Some symptoms may show up immediately, but others can get worse over time if the injury isn’t treated.

Because traumatic brain injuries can be complicated, it’s crucial to gather as much documentation as possible to use as evidence if you need to build a case and prove what happened.

What Are the Different Types of Traumatic Brain Injury That Exist?

Closed Head Injury

A closed head injury is a type of traumatic brain injury where there is no damage to the skull. The bone structure of the head remains intact, but the brain inside gets injured. This is the most common type of traumatic brain injury.


A brain hemorrhage occurs when there is bleeding and swelling in the brain due to the bursting of an artery. If left untreated, even for a short time, the consequences can be catastrophic.

Penetrating Head Injuries

Penetrating head injuries happen when a something cracks, fractures, or breaks the skull. These injuries can also involve other types of traumatic brain injuries, such as hemorrhages, at the same time.


A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain rapidly moves back and forth or twists inside the skull. This causes the brain to hit against the inner walls of the skull, resulting in a concussion. Concussions can happen from different bumps, blows, or hits.

After a concussion, there can be chemical imbalances in the brain and damage to brain cells. Even though concussions are often considered “mild,” they can still be serious. There are different levels of concussions based on their complexity.

Concussion Grade 1

Grade 1– the mildest, with symptoms usually lasting less than 15 minutes and no loss of consciousness.

Concussion Grade 2

Grade 2 – considered moderate, with symptoms lasting longer than 15 minutes but no loss of consciousness.

Concussion Grade 3

Grade 3– the most severe, involving a loss of consciousness that can last from a few seconds to several minutes.

What Are the Usual Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

These are some of the most common symptoms that are related to traumatic brain injuries:

    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • Feelings of dizziness
    • Loss of memory
    • Vision problems
    • Hearing problems
    • Slurred speech
    • Emotional alterations
    • Cognitive problems such as difficulties in concentration, etc.

It does not matter how mild you believe your symptoms are. If you have recently suffered any of these symptoms, get medical assistance.

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What Can You Do When You Believe You Have Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Whenever you think you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you must try your best to remain calm. Traumatic brain injuries often alter the state of mind—at least temporarily—so it is very important to maintain your calm so as not to worsen your symptoms. Then immediately seek medical attention before the symptoms get any worse.

Whenever you receive medical attention, you should also gather the following forms of documentation:

  • Medical prescriptions
  • Medical tests (CT scans, x-rays, etc.)
  • Documented medical visits
  • Medical examinations

What Can Cause a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Here are some of the most common causes of Traumatic Brain Injury:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Intentional and unintentional blunt-force trauma
  • Auto accidents
  • Physical assault
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Medical negligence
  • Medical malpractice

At Ganim Legal P.C., we can guide you through the different traumatic brain injury claims. You can schedule your free consultation to assess your situation and determine your possibilities.

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How We Can Assist You

These are some of the ways in which Ganim Legal P.C. helps you:

  • Determine the amount of compensation for your traumatic brain injury
  • Assess the several adjacent non-economic damage claims
  • Figure out the scope of your traumatic brain injury
  • Evaluate liabilities
  • Become your advocate for damage compensation

Schedule your free consultation with a Ganim Legal P.C. representative today.

Paul J. Ganim
Alexa Billings
Jennifer Ganim
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