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Suffering a brain injury is not only physically and emotionally damaging; it is economically damaging as well. If you or a loved one has suffered serious brain injuries as a result of another's negligent behavior, you may be entitled to compensation. The best way to learn if your injuries qualify for compensation is to speak with a brain damage attorney. A lawyer can review your case and can explain the different legal options available to you. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have the resources and track record to help families get what they need to pay for medical care, replace lost income, and provide for their families.

Over 1.7 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. If you or a loved one are one of them, contact our Lake Charles brain damage attorney today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629.

What Are the Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

In some instances, head injuries don’t result in brain injuries. However, when it does result in a brain injury, the physical and mental effects vary depending on the severity of the injury. A traumatic brain injury can include closed head injuries, where there is blunt force trauma to the head without splitting or penetration of the skull. In most cases, the impact is greatest in the days following the injury. Mild TBI may result in short loss of consciousness, and severe TBI can result in prolonged loss of consciousness.

Physical effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Lack of energy
  • Dizziness
  • Speech problems
  • Loss of hearing
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Sleeping problems

Mental effects include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lack of focus
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired decision making
  • Anxiety

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Mild Cases: Sensitivity to noise and light, depression, memory loss, and attention deficit problems.
  • Moderate Cases: Motor and cognitive impairment that requires extensive therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Severe Cases: Victims remain in the vegetative state, coma, or a minimally responsive state that requires full-time attention.

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Are Traumatic Brain Injuries Treatable?

It is vital for victims to begin treatments as soon as possible after a brain injury—this increases the chances of a full recovery. Treatment options will be different depending on the severity level. It is advised to visit a professional immediately after an accident. Even if the accident doesn’t seem severe, an injury can be more severe than it seems immediately after an accident.

Common treatment options for severe brain injuries include immediate emergency care, surgery, medications, and rehabilitation.

What Are the Types of Head Injuries?

  • Skull Fracture: This is a break in one or more of the eight bones that form the cranial portion of the skull, usually occurs after a blunt force trauma. This can be visible in the form of bleeding, swelling, or bruising; however, there are cases when a skull fracture is not visible at all.
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage: This is a type of bleeding occurs inside the skull (cranium) that can damage the brain.
  • Cerebral Contusion: Contusions to the cerebellum often cause memory and attention problems.
  • Concussion: This can cause a temporary lack of awareness, disorientation, confusion, and memory loss.

What Should I do After a Natural Gas Explosion?

If you’ve sustained injuries or property damage because of a natural gas explosion or fire, you should call an attorney as soon as possible. If you’re a worker that sustained injuries during an accident, immediately seek medical care and decline to sign any documents or settlements offered by the company until you receive legal advice. Often, companies quickly move to limit their liability after accidents they should have prevented.

What Are Closed Head Injuries?

Closed head injury is a type of traumatic brain injury that involves an impact between a person’s head and an object where the skull does not break. Closed head injuries can be caused by different traumas, including falls, vehicles accidents, or even proximity to an explosion. This type of injury can range from minor to debilitating, also resulting in permanent neurological defects or wrongful death.

Some common types of closed head injuries include the following:

  • Concussions: Temporary disruptions to normal brain function
  • Intracranial Hematomas: Blood vessels rupture, causing a pool to form around the brain or between the brain and the skull.
  • Cerebral Contusions: Bruises to brain tissue
  • Diffuse Axonal Injuries: Injuries to the axons (nerve fibers) of the neurons (nerve cells of the brain)

It may be difficult to identify if an accident resulted in a TBI because the brain swelling in the trauma can make symptoms appear days or even weeks later. Symptoms can range from moderate to severe; this is why it is vital for a head injury to receive immediate medical attention.

Some symptoms of a closed head injury include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Coma

Work With Our Lake Charles Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers: (888) 493-1629

While individuals can recover from close head injuries completely, others will never fully regain their previous levels of physical and cognitive abilities. It is likely for victims of head injuries to develop secondary symptoms during the recovery period, including loss of social skills, changes in personality, cognitive disabilities, anxiety, and changes in perception. Adapting to or treating any of these secondary conditions could require extensive therapy and counseling.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Sustaining tragic injuries is physically, emotionally, and financially stressful. Treatment for brain injuries can create serious financial hardships for regular families, and many people never fully recover to lead a normal life. If another person or company was responsible for your brain injury, you should contact our Lake Charles brain injury attorneys.

Our brain injury lawyers in Lake Charles can provide the aggressive advocacy you need. Contact us today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629.

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