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Helping Victims of Brain & Head Injuries Seek Compensation

Humans are the most highly developed species on Earth—because of our brains. A person who has suffered a traumatic injury to the brain may be permanently altered because brain damage can affect personality, intellect, creativity, and memory. It is a devastating type of injury for the victim and the victim’s family.

In the United States, a TBI or traumatic brain injury occurs every fifteen seconds. Many are the result of car accidents, workplace accidents, and falls, and are the result of the negligent, careless, or reckless act of some individual, company, or other entity. The leading causes of TBI are motor vehicle accidents, falls, violent acts, and sports injuries. Around five million Americans are currently afflicted with these catastrophic injuries.

If you have been injured, contact a Foley traumatic brain injury lawyer at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana online or call us today at (251) 444-7000.

Types of Head Injuries

Injuries to the brain may cause two types of damage.

Primary brain damage occurs immediately upon impact, for example:

  1. Skull fracture or breaking of the skull
  2. Contusions or bruises to the area of the brain adjoining the point of impact or where the force of the blow caused the brain to slam into the skull bones.
  3. Hematomas, collection of blood in the brain, either between the skull and the brain or inside the brain
  4. Brain lacerations or tears in blood vessels of the temporal or frontal lobes
  5. Diffuse axonal injury caused by a force from the impact that damages the brain’s connecting nerve fibers, causing a loss of consciousness, coma, and frequently death.

Secondary brain damage is the result of complications of the injury, which can lead to:

  1. Swelling
  2. Reduced blood flow to the brain
  3. Insufficient oxygen in the brain
  4. Low blood pressure
  5. Intracranial pressure
  6. Brain herniation

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

While open head injuries are readily observable, other brain injuries may not be immediately apparent.

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:

  1. Loss of consciousness
  2. Confusion and disorientation
  3. Fluids draining from the ears or nose
  4. Memory loss
  5. Lack of focus or difficulty with concentration
  6. Headache
  7. Dizziness
  8. Poor balance
  9. Nausea and vomiting
  10. Sensory problems including blurred vision, ringing in the ears, or an unusual taste in the mouth
  11. Photophobia (extreme sensitivity to light)
  12. Mood swings
  13. Depression
  14. Dependence
  15. Anxiety
  16. Drowsiness or extreme fatigue
  17. Agitation or combativeness
  18. Inappropriate behavior
  19. Loss of executive function
  20. Slurred speech
  21. Weakness, tingling, or loss of sensation in fingers and toes
  22. Loss of coordination
  23. Convulsions or seizures
  24. Dilated pupils (one or both eyes)

A victim of a severe brain injury will often find it difficult or impossible to work in the same capacity as before the accident and often has a diminished ability to earn a living. Some victims are never able to return to work or live independently again. A brain injury is often a catastrophic event, and the victim will need a settlement sufficient to cover lost earnings and care for years to come, so selecting the right personal injury lawyer is essential.

Getting Help After a Brain Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana are experienced in handling these high-stakes, high-value cases. We work diligently to identify all liable parties in order to get you or your family member an adequate settlement that will allow life to go on.

While most injury cases settle out of court, we are experienced and skilled trial lawyers who are always ready to go to court to fight for the recovery that you need and deserve. You will pay us nothing unless we obtain a monetary settlement for you.

Call us today at (251) 444-7000 to schedule an appointment for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to learn about your legal options.

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