Wesley Chapel Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Some of the most serious injuries are invisible injuries to internal organs, and no organ is more important than the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can dramatically upend a person’s everyday life and cause considerable stress and financial strain on families. This is a very serious injury, and anyone who has suffered one should consult a Wesley Chapel traumatic brain injury attorney at Moore Law to determine if they have a legal case for compensation.
A Closer Look at Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
The human brain is marvelously complex. But if anything goes slightly wrong, then the brain will not function properly. And a person suffering from brain trauma can lose their ability to go about their daily routine.
A TBI is caused by some trauma to the brain. This trauma can include violent shaking, jiggling, or direct blows to the head. The movement of the brain ultimately injures its internal circuits.
What causes the injury? Sometimes, it is the brain contacting the inside of the skull. In other cases, it is some object (like a bullet) actually penetrating the skull and damaging brain tissue.
But researchers have also found that injury can occur when a part deep in the brain shakes more violently than the rest. The head whipping around during a car accident is often sufficient to trip up the brain’s normal functioning, leading to a TBI. Therefore, you can suffer a TBI even if your skull looks completely normal from the outside.
Signs You Have Suffered a TBI
Brain injuries differ in severity, and some people might not even know that they have suffered a mild brain injury. Generally speaking, however, TBIs have some fairly common symptoms:
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Difficulty concentrating
- Impaired movement
- Loss of coordination
- Sleep disturbances (insomnia or oversleeping)
- Mood changes, such as depression
With moderate or severe TBIs, a victim will pass out and remain unconscious for some time. With a milder TBI, like a concussion, the victim may or may not pass out. It is critical not to assume you haven’t suffered a brain injury simply because you have remained conscious the entire time after an accident.
Accidents Which Cause TBIs
Typically, our clients suffer some violent incident which causes their brain injury, such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls or trip and falls
- Boating accidents
- Assault and battery
- Motorcycle accidents
It might take a few days for symptoms to fully manifest. If you were involved in any type of violent accident, visit the emergency room to discuss your symptoms and pay attention over the next several days as to how you feel.
Speak with an Experienced Wesley Chapel Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
For over 25 years Moore Law has assisted TBI victims and their families receive compensation following an accident. Even mild TBIs can result in months of missed work as victims struggle to recover. Please contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with a Wesley Chapel traumatic brain injury attorney for free.