Out of all the injuries that exist, one form of injury that can bring many repercussions to your life and alter its course 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 remainder of your life.
If you or anyone else have suffered a form of traumatic brain injury, you must acquire the legal services of a firm to deal with all of the legal and bureaucratic implications that a traumatic brain injury encompasses.
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.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury—also known as TBI or intracranial injury—is a type of injury that affects the brain, occasioned by some external force.
In general, traumatic brain injuries are classified either depending on their mechanism, severity, or other similar features, such as location or a particular area.
Traumatic brain injuries are often related to injuries whose consequences result in cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms that can range from mild headaches to permanent disabilities or even in some cases, death.
Whenever you suffer a traumatic brain injury, it is urgent and imperative to get medical attention, as some symptoms can be onset, and the consequences can worsen as time goes by, provided the injury is left unattended.
In addition, due to the complexity that traumatic brain injuries often come with, it is vital to reunite as much documentation to be employed as evidence to build your case.
What Are the Different Types of Traumatic Brain Injury That Exist?
Closed Head Injury
This form of traumatic brain injury is characterized by leaving the skull without any sort of damage. The bone structure in the head is left intact, while the part that receives the damage is the brain. These are the most common forms of traumatic brain injury.
A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury that causes the brain to rapidly move back and forth inside the skull, or to twist. This causes the brain to impact against the inner walls of the skull, leading to concussions. They are caused by different bumps, blows, or hits.
The usual aftermath of concussions is chemical imbalances within the brain and brain cell damage.
Although they are usually labeled as “mild”, they can be considered serious. There are diverse degrees of concussions, and their rating is based on how complex they are.
Grade 1 is the mildest one, and its symptoms frequently do not last more than 15 minutes, and there is no loss of consciousness involved.
Grade 2 is deemed moderate. Although there is no loss of consciousness present, the symptoms may last longer than 15 minutes.
Grade 3 is the most complicated one. There is a loss of consciousness involved. This loss of consciousness can go from a few seconds to several minutes.
A brain hemorrhage takes place when the brain bleeds and swells due to the bursting of an artery in it. When they go unattended, even for a relatively brief period of time, the results can be catastrophic.
Penetrating Head Injuries
Penetrating head injuries are the result of a foreign object that cracks, fractures, or breaks the skull. Furthermore, they can also simultaneously involve other types of traumatic brain injuries, such as hemorrhages.
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:
- 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 urgently.
What Can You Do When You Believe You Have Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Whenever you perceive you are in the presence of 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 composure so as not to worsen your symptoms.
You must seek medical attention promptly to avoid the worsening of any of them.
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?
There are several causes for traumatic brain injuries, but among some of the ones you can find, these are the most popular:
- 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 that you can possibly encounter. You can schedule your free consultation to assess your situation and determine your possibilities in regard to possible claims.
How We Can Assist You
These are some of the ways in which Ganim Legal P.C. helps you:
- Determine the economic compensation for your traumatic brain injury
- Assess the several adjacent non-economic damage claims
- Ponder 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.