Imagine if in the blink of an eye, you were completely dependent on another person. Returning to work would be a difficult journey. Your lack of wages coupled with expensive medical bills is burdening your family. This is the type of situation you could find yourself in after a traumatic brain injury.
According to the Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm, traumatic brain injury, commonly known as TBI, is caused by a sudden or serious impact to a person’s head. Accidents occur and sometimes people make reckless mistakes, but many traumatic brain injuries occur at the hands of others. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were 824 traumatic brain injuries resulting in eemergency room visits, hospitalization, and death. This type of injury has very extensive physical and financial consequences. If another party is at fault for your injuries, you should make sure that you receive the justice you deserve.
There are many forms of TBI, but the most frequently reported traumatic brain injuries are as follows:
- Concussion: Most common type of TBI, translates from Latin as the “action of striking things together”
- Memory loss: A side effect after a TBI occurs, usually results in symptoms of amnesia
- Contusions: A region of injured tissue or skin within the brain where blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise on your brain
- Hematoma: A solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues of the brain
These severe injuries completely change day to day life for the victim. It affects their job and their loved ones. The issue extends far beyond the person who is actually affected by the injury. The victim might experience a complete to their lives as they know it, such as losing the ability to walk, losing control of their motor skills, being unable to feed and dress themselves, and other dramatic changes.