Maryville Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
As we all know, the brain is the most important, and most fragile, organ in the body. The slightest bruising or jarring of the brain can result in serious injury. Traumatic brain injuries are incredibly expensive injuries to live with and recover from. Even a moderate concussion may require the victim to take weeks, or months, away from work. In fact, most Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) take many months to heal. Others take years. Unfortunately, some victims never make a full recovery, and live with disability for the rest of their lives. If you were injured by another party and suffered a TBI, the Maryville traumatic brain injury lawyers here at Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC can help you file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
The Six Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Concussion—While often used to describe any type of brain trauma (in layman’s terms), a concussion is actually a mild TBI, caused by a blow to the head. While concussions are considered “mild,” they can have devastating effects and cause long term memory issues, headache, and mood changes.
- Coup Contrecoup Injury—In a rapid back and forth motion, such as during a car crash when the brain is put under a rapid acceleration then deceleration, a linear, anterior-posterior lesion forms at the point of impact.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury—Due to a motion that causes rotational forces or violent stopping, connections between the cells of the brain are twisted and torn in a diffuse axonal injury.
- Intracranial Hematoma—An intracranial hematoma can occur from a car crash, slip and fall, or other traumatic event. According to Brainline, there are five specific types of hematomas (a burst blood vessel in the brain). When blood pools in the brain tissue or empty spaces, it can lead to dangerous pressure, resulting in further brain injury or death.
- Penetrating Wound—An object, such as glass, metal, wood, or a bullet, punctures the brain, causing massive tissue damage to the brain.
- Fractured Skull—A fractured skull occurs during a massive blow to the head, often resulting not only in bleeding and internal bleeding of the brain, but also a concussion, coup contrecoup injury, or another type of TBI, possibly including a penetrating injury from a fragment of skull.
How TBIs Happen
Aside from sports injuries, most traumatic brain injuries occur from falls and traffic collisions. In terms of personal injury claims, TBIs occur during:
- Slip and falls;
- Car crashes;
- Truck crashes;
- Motorcycle collisions;
- Bicycle collisions;
- Pedestrian collisions;
- Negligent security resulting in assault;
- Product liability claims;
- Nursing home abuse and negligence;
- Trampoline accidents;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Explosions; and
- Sports-related accidents.
Call Maryville Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The average cost of a patient’s medical treatment from a traumatic brain injury ranges from $850,000 to $3 million, according to Northwestern. On top of medical expenses, a personal injury lawsuit allows you to be compensated for pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, property damage, emotional distress, and more. If you were injured in any type of personal injury incident, the negligent party must be held accountable. Call the Maryville traumatic brain injury lawyers at Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC today at 865-457-6440 to schedule a free case evaluation.