An Overview Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

11Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most frightening types of injuries anyone can sustain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as an intracranial injury, occurs when an external force injures the brain. A TBI can occur in a specific location of the brain, or it can affect a widespread area. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States, especially in children and teenagers.

A brain injury can take place upon the moment of impact. However, brain trauma is known to cause what is called a secondary injury, which causes a variety of symptoms within minutes or days after the injury occurred. Brain trauma can include alterations in cerebral blood flow and pressure within the skull, both of which can lead to a substantial amount of damage following the initial injury. If you are someone you care about has suffered a traumatic brain injury from an accident, please contact a White Plains injury attorney from The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler for legal assistance. We can file a claim for you and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you receive the maximum monetary compensation for your physical injury and emotional suffering.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms

Traumatic brain injuries are commonly caused by slips and falls, car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and acts of violence. TBI can cause a broad range of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and behavioral effects for the accident victim. What’s more, the outcome for a traumatic brain injury can range from a complete recovery to permanent disability, to a wrongful death. Common symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Mood swings
  • Depression

Dealing with a traumatic brain injury can be exceedingly difficult for the victim and their family members. Often, it’s not just the victim whose life is adversely affected. Their loved one’s lives can be forever changed, as they may now be forced to leave work so they can care for their loved one full time. Such injuries can require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation and other forms of therapy, all of which can lead to tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of financial losses over the life of the injury. Such injuries can require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation and other forms of therapy, which can become very expensive.

At our firm, we have extensive experience representing people with traumatic brain injuries. We are not afraid to go up against large insurance companies when disputing their low-ball insurance settlement offers. We are closely familiar with the unscrupulous tactics used by insurance companies to pay out as little as possible, and we will not accept such unfair practices. At our firm, our mission is to secure as large of a settlement as possible on your behalf. That way, you can have access to high quality medical care while having the money you need to cover your expenses. Our promise to you is that we will look out for your best interests at all times. So what are you waiting for?

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