Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a sweeping physical, emotional, and psychological effects. Additionally, it cause a lot of burden to the victim’s family when it comes to financial aspect. It costs a lot to recover from a severe head injury. To recover your or a loved one’s damages, consulting a knowledgeable California traumatic brain injury lawyer can help get the compensation you deserve.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
This type of injury impacts the brain’s functions and is a leading cause of disability and death among employees and workers. Anyone can suffer TBI, and certain groups have a greater risk of getting this brain injury. Others have more dreadful health consequences following the head injury.
What are the Major Types of TBIs?
TBI is an expansive term that defines a wide range of injuries to the brain. The extent of the damage can start from a mild concussion to acute injuries, leading to coma or death. Whatever harm you sustained because of a brain injury, speak with a reputable California traumatic brain injury lawyer.
Closed Brain Injury
This brain injury occurs if nothing punctures the brain itself or doesn’t cause any skull fracture. It is due to the brain’s brisk back and forth movement and shaking. This rapid motion can damage the blood vessels and brain tissues.
A closed brain injury typically occurs because of vehicle collisions, slip and falls, and contact sports, such as boxing or mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting. The shaken baby syndrome also falls under this type of brain injury. Other causes of a closed brain injury include:
- Being struck by an object
- Blast injuries due to explosions
Open Head Injuries
Also called penetrating brain injury, occurs when the skull breaks. The victim usually loses consciousness after a foreign object penetrates the brain. Examples include:
- Hit by a bullet or shrapnel
- Struck by a weapon such as a hammer, knife, or baseball bat
- Bone fragment entering the skull
Brain Bruise and Internal Damage
When the head receives a direct blow, the brain suffers bruising. Also, the internal tissues and blood vessels become damaged because of coup-contrecoup. A coup lesion, on the other hand, is a bruise directly associated with trauma at the area of the impact.
While the brain jerks back, it could strike the skull on the other side, causing a contrecoup lesion. As the brain bangs on the sides of the skull, the interlining, blood vessels, and tissues can tear. It could result in bruising, distension, or internal bleeding of the brain.
Complications TBI Victims Usually Endure
Traumatic brain injury happens because of a sudden blow, jolt, or bump to the head. TBI victims could experience different complications that can change their lives forever. Critical injuries multiply the risk of more severe complications.
Moderate to serious TBI can lead to extended or permanent changes in an individual’s state of consciousness or recognition. These various states of cognizance include:
- Minimally conscious state
- Vegetative state
- Brain death
The nerve cells of the person with TBI might no longer deliver information to each other. It’s why patients need to deal with the changes in their physical abilities. Recovery differs from one person to another. Some will get better quickly, while it takes time with other people, or it may become a persisting problem. These physical complications can affect:
- Muscle strength, tone, and control
- Body senses (smell, vision, hearing, taste, touch)
It can also cause:
- Blood vessel damage
People with TBIs will live through changes in their cognitive skills. It will be more difficult for them to immediately focus and process their thoughts. Brain injuries can affect skills or abilities adversely, including:
- Attention or concentration
- Beginning or completing tasks
Families of the victims will have to deal with their loved ones’ communication problems. Generally, it causes disappointment, discord, and conflict among family members, friends, and caregivers. Problems with communication may include:
- Difficulty in understanding the victim’s speech or writing
- Problems with articulation or writing
- The trouble with organizing thoughts and ideas
- Incapability following and joining discussions
Changes in Behavior
The victim may not notice the changes in his behavior, but his family actually does. These changes may include:
- Struggling with self-control
- Difficulty in social situations
- Risky behavior
- Deficit of consciousness of abilities
- Verbal or physical tempers
A damaged frontal lobe can have a destructive culmination on a person’s emotional well-being. These emotional changes may include:
- Lack of empathy for others
- Mood swings
Contact an Expert California Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
No ally could help you better than a trustworthy California traumatic brain injury lawyer from the Oktanyan Der-Grigorian Law Group. For more than ten years, we have been continuously promoting and protecting our clients’ physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We will do the same thing for you.
We work on a contingency basis. Call us today for a free case evaluation. Dial (818) 975-3080, and let’s talk about your case.