Head Injuries can occur in any accident. They are often the result of a fall at work, or in a public place, a motorcycle accident, or other types of collision. Head injuries are also common among athletes, especially those who engage in contact sports. Head injuries range in severity and can occur on the scalp, skull, or brain. Head injuries are very serious and can be dangerous and debilitating. If you think you may have suffered a head injury, you should seek medical advice immediately after the incident. If you or a loved one have already been diagnosed with a head injury, and you now face disability, mental impairment, or worse you should contact a personal injury attorney who can advise you because you may be entitled to a settlement.
The most common type of head injury is a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can happen when the body is impacted with enough force to shift the brain and it collides with the skull. Bruises or swelling on the brain, bleeding in the brain, and skull fractures are other types of head injuries a person can sustain.
What Should You Do if You Suspect a Head Injury or TBI?
The first thing you should do any time you are hurt, lose consciousness, or feel you may have a head injury is to seek medical attention. Often the lasting effects of a head injury or TBI are not seen right away and a person may feel like he or she is fine after an accident, sports injury, fall, or collision. Some signs of TBI or Brain Injury (head injury) are confusion, depression, excessive sleeping, headache, memory loss, erratic behavior, sensitivity to noise and light, trouble concentrating, swelling, loss of vision, impairment in other senses, irritability, loss of consciousness, or lack of coordination. There are many other signs that you may have suffered a head injury and seeking medical attention will help to determine it. Once you have sought medical advice contact an experienced personal injury attorney to aggressively fight for a fair and just settlement.
How Does a Head Injury Affect Quality of Life?
Because the range of severity is so great with some symptoms lasting a few days to a week, or they could last years or even a lifetime. A person’s quality of life could be severely disrupted. Head injuries could easily require costly medical attention, it could result in loss of a job and wages, cognitive ability could be extremely impaired or destroyed. A severe injury would likely require physical therapy, occupational therapy, ongoing medication and treatments, rehabilitation, counseling, a full-time caretaker, inability to drive or ambulate. The person who suffers the head injury and the family could suffer greatly.
Head Injury Personal Injury Attorneys
The Cave Law Firm has been East Tennessee’s Personal Injury Lawyers since 1974. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in all types of personal injury cases including head injuries (TBI) and we can help you get the money you deserve after a head injury. We have offices in Greeneville and Kingsport but can serve all areas of East Tennessee including Morristown, Johnson City, Bristol, Newport, and more. Our team will work closely with your medical professionals to determine the best outcome for you if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), or head injury.
Call our office today and you can speak with one of our personal injury lawyers to discuss your head injury. The first consultation is free. If you prefer, you may submit an inquiry with us on our Contact Us page.
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