La Follette Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Any time a victim’s head suffers a physical blow, he or she can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When the skull is penetrated, the injury is known as an open head injury. As you can imagine, these are nearly always severe injuries. Sometimes, the skull is not opened. This type of TBI is known as a closed head injury, and these can be fairly minor to severe.
Any TBI can have a significant impact on a victim. When an individual suffers a TBI in an accident, such as a slip and fall or a car accident, he or she may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for the damages he or she suffers as a result, contact our La Follette traumatic brain injury lawyers today.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A TBI can have many different symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much;
- Sensitivity to light and sound;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Blurred vision;
- Difficulty balancing;
- Nausea; and
- Slurred speech.
Closed head TBIs do not always have obvious symptoms, which can cause them to be overlooked. Left untreated, these injuries can become severe and sometimes, result in irreparable brain damage for the victim. Any time you are involved in an accident, even if you do not “feel” injured, it is in your best interest to seek medical attention as soon as you can.
Long-term Complications of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can have long-term physical, cognitive, and psychological complications. In some cases, these complications are permanent. The complications an individual experiences depend on the severity of the injury and how promptly he or she received appropriate medical treatment.
Long-term complications of a TBI include:
- Cognitive impairment;
- Deep vein thrombosis;
- An increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life; and
Seeking Compensation for your Damages Related to a Traumatic Brain Injury
At best, a TBI can keep you out of work for a few weeks as you recover. At worst, it can leave you permanently disabled. When you are facing high medical bills, lost wages, a premature end to your career, and other expenses because you were injured in an accident that could have been prevented if another party had taken care to do so, you can file a personal injury claim to pursue compensation for these expenses.
In your claim, you must demonstrate the following:
- That another party breached his or her duty to act in a certain manner to prevent an accident. For example, your car accident claim can demonstrate that another driver crashed into you while driving drunk;
- Because of the accident, you suffered an injury; and
- Because of your injury, you are now facing specific financial damages.
Work with an Experienced La Follette TBI Lawyer
A TBI can change your life. If you are facing substantial financial damages after suffering a TBI in a preventable accident, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for those damages through a personal injury claim. Contact our team of experienced La Follette traumatic brain injury lawyers at Fox & Farley today to set up your legal consultation with us to get started.