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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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The Tragedy of a Brain Injury

All serious injuries can have a serious impact on the life of the person injured as well as on the lives of those who love and care for them. Injuries to the brain, however, can be particularly traumatic and devastating. Everyday tasks become difficult or impossible; communication, mobility, and sensory processing become seriously diminished, or the victim may wind up in a persistent vegetative state, unresponsive condition, or coma. The life that existed before the accident is no more, and brain injury patients may require long-term care and continuing therapy that strains the emotional and financial resources of those caring for them.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a catastrophic type of brain damage caused by an external force striking the head, whether from the skull making impact with the ground or an object piercing the cranial plate to penetrate the brain. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that at least 1.7 million Americans suffer a TBI each year.

These catastrophic injuries can be caused by a number of things, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Assaults
  • Work and construction injuries
  • Boating accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Slips and falls

Some of the more severe TBI symptoms include paralysis, impaired speech, loss of motor skills, coma, personality disorder, and compromised reasoning ability.
Symptoms of a Possible Brain Injury

Not all brain injuries make themselves known immediately. Sometimes, symptoms of a serious brain injury take a while before they develop, but can be signs of and lead to the same devastation. Some symptoms include:
Mild to moderate

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision or tired eyes
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • A change in sleep patterns
  • Behavioral or mood changes
  • Trouble with memory
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Poor attention
  • Problems thinking

Moderate to serious

  • Worsening headache
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to awaken from sleep
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion
  • Increased restlessness
  • Increased agitation

Compensation for Brain Injuries

It is hard to put a value on such things as the ability to communicate, take care of oneself, or have basic autonomy, and no amount of money can replace a fond memory. The loved ones of those dealing with TBI are left to struggle with the permanent changes to their lives caused by the injury. Expensive and complicated healthcare issues need to be addressed and life care plans have to be developed. Life can seem to revolve around the injury, which can create financial strain and shattered relationships.

Not every brain injury is the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, and not every injury will result in a claim for compensation. But making those determinations on your own without consulting with an experienced brain injury lawyer may mean that you miss the opportunity to secure vital resources that can aid in recovery and bring the injury victim and their families much need peace of mind.
Fighting For Brain Injury Victims and Their Families

For years, I have been helping people with brain injuries get the compensation and assistance they need and deserve. I will thoroughly evaluate your case and advise you of your options. If we pursue a claim, I will use all available resources and my passionate commitment to injury victims to fight for your rights and get you on the road to recovery. I will be by your side, accessible and attentive, compassionate but relentless, every step of the way.
Neil Chapman – Your Evansville Brain Injury Lawyer

I represent people on a no recovery—no fee basis. If I do not win your case, you do not have to pay an attorney fee.

I am always available to discuss your brain injury or other personal injury case with you during a free, confidential initial consultation. Call me today at (812) 426-0600 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to visit the office for a consultation and live in one of Evansville’s outlying communities, I will come to you.

If you or a loved one is dealing with a serious brain injury, I stand ready to assist you during this difficult time. As your Evansville brain injury lawyer, I will do everything I can to help you to get your life back.

 

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