Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury, often referred to as TBI, is usually caused by a strong force, blow, impact or penetrating projectile to the head. Commonly the brain collides with the inside of the skull, brain tissue and nerve fibers may be torn, and bleeding occur putting pressure on the brain. With mild injuries confusion or headache may occur. More severe injuries can result in disability, long term impairment, or death.
TBI is commonly caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, and penetrating injuries such as a gunshot wound. It is not uncommon for TBI to be caused as well by sports or recreational related causes.Symptoms
Symptoms often occur immediately after the injury, or they may emerge weeks or months afterward. Because TBI often result include brain bruising and swelling of the brain, a severe injury may cause:
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent semi-conscious state
- Seizures or convulsions
- Slurred speech
- Frequent vomiting
- Changes in mood
- Changes in sensory perceptions
TBI can have devastating consequences. Cognitive problems, sensory loss, personality changes, coma, and long-term neurological problems are common results of TBI. Obviously accompanying this can be loss of ability to work, loss of income, and tremendous medical and long-term care expenses.
After suffering a TBI, there can be a whole raft of problems that emerge and warning signs that someone is seriously suffering from such an injury. One is an intelligent problem or symptom. After suffering a TBI, people will have a change in their thinking, including a delayed processing time. There may also be memory and learning issues, along with reasoning and shortened concentration.
Second, there may be issues with executive functioning, including multi-tasking, being able to solve problems, and organizing thoughts. Third, there may be serious communication problems. With respect to this, this usually results in an inability to properly convey one’s thoughts. Fourth, there may be social problems.
This may be an inability to pick up on normal social cues and inability to even form the right words at the time they are being thought. Fifth, there may be changes in behavior. This might be exhibited in a lack of awareness of one’s self, engaging in risky or difficult social situations, or acting out in an angry way.
Sixth, there may be emotional changes, which includes an inability to empathize with other people, becoming very irritable, angry, or become moody towards others. Seventh, someone could also experience problems with their senses. Many people have ringing in their ears, have vision issues, a reduced hand-eye coordination, and most commonly, have balance issues.Common Reasons for Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Work accidents
- Construction accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- On the job injuries
While there are occasions when traumatic brain injuries simply go away on their own, without medical care, more often than not they do not. Further, more often than not, they also go undiagnosed. It is crucial to get the medical care you need in order to have your traumatic brain injury resolved. If you do not, it is likely that your traumatic brain injury will simply worsen with time.How The Jackman Law Firm Can Help
The Jackman Law Firm has the expertise to effectively represent you with the insurance companies, in arbitration and if necessary in court to secure your rights for compensation and relief. After your injury, you are understandably upset and likely unsure of your options and which way to with your case. You are likely receiving a lot of phone calls from insurance companies, you’re going to the doctor or the chiropractor, and you may be missing work.
If this is the case, do not go through this process alone. We can help you every step of the way. We can work with the insurance companies so they do not contact you and try to negotiate an out of court settlement.
If we can’t do this, we will go to court to fight your case out in court, whether state or federal court. We can help you secure all of the compensation you are owed for your injury under Washington State Law.
We have the resources, experience, and successful track record to win your case. Feel free to call for a free consultation. We will devote ourselves to achieving justice and the maximum financial award for your case. The Jackman Law Firm can help you recover money for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Loss of consortium
- Out of pocket expenses
There are many instances when an insurance company for the driver who hit you will allege that you were somehow responsible for the accident that caused your whiplash injuries. If this is the case, then you will need an attorney who can help fight for you to prove that you were not at fault.
We can help you accomplish this by sending the appropriate court documents, including a subpoena, to make sure we obtain the documents to prove that you were not at fault, speaking to and interviewing eyewitnesses, and interviewing the police, if in fact they investigated the case and came up with a report on what happened.
If you feel like the insurance company for the driver who hit you has suggested, our come outright and accused you, of creating the accident that caused your injuries, then you need an attorney who can advocate for you and make sure you can be proven right. Feel free to call for a free consultation to discuss your case.