William Wynn and David BlackThere are numerous types of injuries that can be life-changing, but when there is a brain injury, the impact can be particularly devastating. A serious brain injury can have a variety of effects upon an accident victim, including loss of memory, paralysis, and personality changes. For those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, and for their families, it is common to feel terrified about the situation and unsure of where to turn for help.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of an accident, the attorneys at Black Wynn can assist in finding resources for victims of these serious injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person, and our attorneys can also provide you with an honest assessment of your damage claim. Call us for a free consultation.

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when an outside force causes brain dysfunction. In most cases, TBI is caused by a violent jolt or blow to the head, or the penetration of the skull by an object. If the injury is mild, there may be temporary brain cell dysfunction. In more serious cases, tissue damage, bleeding and other complications can lead to long-term problems, and even death.

The effects of TBI vary from case to case, but may include one or more of the following physical symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Drowsiness
  • Convulsions
  • Weakness in the fingers or toes
  • Headache
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of coordination
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in the ability to taste or smell
  • Light sensitivity
  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Coma
Not all the symptoms will appear in all cases, and they may also vary with the age of the victim.

Causes of TBI

There is no comprehensive list of all the possible causes of traumatic brain injury. But there are certain causes that appear to result in many TBI cases. They include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. Automobile, truck and motorcycle collisions create an enormous amount of force. These accidents are a common cause of TBI.
  • A traumatic brain injury can be caused by a fall. Some of the more common instances are a fall from a ladder, and falling down steps.
  • Sports injuries. While traumatic brain injuries are most often associated with football, similar injuries can occur from a number of other sports, including soccer, baseball, hockey, and boxing, among others.
  • Assaults and other violent acts. Approximately one in every five traumatic brain injuries is the result of a violent act, including domestic violence, assault, child abuse and gunshot wounds.
  • The pressure wave from an explosion can disrupt the brain function, leading to a traumatic brain injury.
These are some examples of the causes of TBI. Other causes also exist.

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Getting Help for Victims of TBI

Given the nature and seriousness of traumatic brain injuries, proper treatment is essential to recovery. This often includes a lengthy period of rehabilitation. The recovery process is costly, in addition to the medical and hospital costs already incurred in connection with the injury. Beyond that, there are issues of lost income, and perhaps the inability to perform gainful employment for a period of months or years.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important to understand your rights and your options. A TBI is a life-altering event. You may be entitled to compensation for the injury. Compensation may include financial support for years, or even for the rest of your life. Other items of compensation are medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.

In order to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled, call the Phoenix personal injury law firm of Black Wynn. Our attorneys will explain your rights and your options, and present you with an honest assessment of your case. Call today for a free consultation.

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