Frequent Causes of Brain Injury in Dallas
Just about any type of accident can lead to a traumatic brain injury, but certain sites and accidents carry higher risks of severe trauma than others.
While this list is by no means exhaustive, many cases with TBI involve:
As varied as the types of brain injury cases can be, what they tend to have in common is the severity of symptoms, and the high costs of recovery. For many people with TBI, they will need compensation to cover their immediate medical costs as well as future expenses such as physical therapy, rehabilitation, medication, in-home care, and so forth. They also deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering they've gone through, as well as other damages that are harder to quantify, like memory loss, concentration and learning difficulties, disrupted sleep patterns, and personality changes.
Closed Head Injury Claims in Dallas
One of the most common sources of TBIs after an accident are closed head injuries. These injuries occur when the skull and the dura mater (the membrane that protects the brain and spinal cord) remain intact. Because they have no significant physical manifestations, closed head injuries might go unnoticed until complications emerge later on. Closed head injuries are often caused by the force the body is subjected to during falls, car accidents, or being close to an explosion.
Examples of closed head injuries include:
- Concussion: A temporary disruption of brain function.
- Intracranial Hematoma: Bleeding between the brain and skull.
- Cerebral contusion: Bruised brain tissue.
- Diffuse axonal injury: When the nerve fibers of a brain’s neurons are damaged.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Depending on the severity of injury, the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include:
- Mild: Sensitivity to light, noises, memory loss, depression, and issues with attention.
- Moderate: Difficulty with motor skills and issues with cognitive abilities.
- Severe: Coma, a vegetative state, or a minimal responsiveness that requires constant care.
If you or a loved one are experiencing “just” mild symptoms, it is absolutely critical that you get medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you're not really exhibiting clear signs of brain injury, if you've been in an accident, it's vital that you see a medical professional right away so they can detect closed head injuries or other TBI before the injuries, and their symptoms, get worse.
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When a person sustains a TBI, they often have medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses associated with their injuries. In the most severe cases, a person will lose their ability to make a living and will have the quality of their life permanently altered. When someone else causes any type of TBI, they should be held accountable.
At Arnold & Itkin, our Dallas TBI law firm helps clients fight for the compensation they need after preventable accidents. While we can’t change what has happened to them, we can seek the financial restoration they need to get the medical care and quality of life that they deserve. We’ve recovered billions of dollars for clients by never backing down from the results they deserve. We handle all types of personal injury claims in Dallas, including maritime law, work injury, product liability, and premises liability cases for clients nationwide.
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