Arlington Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by trauma. It is most often caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Gunshot wounds and other objects penetrating the skull can also cause TBI. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury can have life-altering consequences for victims and their families.
If you or your loved one has suffered TBI through the negligence of another, contact an experienced Arlington personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Reach out to DiBella Law Offices, P.C. at (978) 327-5140 for a free consultation.
Even a mild injury to the brain requires prompt medical attention. Mild TBI can cause a range of symptoms, including headache, fatigue or drowsiness, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or loss of balance, difficulties with speech, sensory problems, such as ringing in the ears or blurred vision, and cognitive symptoms, such as confusion, mood swings, and memory or concentration problems.
Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may cause some of the same symptoms as mild TBI, usually appearing within hours or days after a head injury. In addition to the above symptoms, severe TBI can cause the following:
- Loss of consciousness
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
- Loss of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Persistent headache that worsens
- Clear fluid draining from the ears or nose
- Agitated, combative, or unusual behavior
- Inability to wake from sleeping
The long-term effects of TBI vary depending on the location of the injury. According to the University of Utah, Trauma to the left side of the brain can cause difficulties with speech, logic, and understanding others. Injury to the right side of the brain can cause problems with processing visual information and impair the ability to perform regular or familiar tasks. Severe TBI can have long-term effects that dramatically impact a victim’s relationships and quality of life, such as:
- Sleep disturbances
- Cognitive impairment
- Challenges problem-solving
- Memory loss,
- Mood swings, and
Damage to the brain can result from a blow to the head or a sudden jolt that causes the brain to slam against the inside of the skull. Common causes of TBI include:
- Falls: Among older adults, children, and overall, falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury, according to the Mayo Clinic. Hazardous conditions on a property, such as defective staircases, loose carpeting, and slippery floors, can cause visitors to fall and suffer TBI.
- Motor vehicle accidents: Traffic crashes, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents, are a leading cause of TBI. Trauma to the brain can occur when the head strikes an object or when the impact of a collision jolts the head and body, causing the brain to collide with the bones of the skull.
- Construction site accidents: Workers on construction sites may sustain brain injury when they are struck on the head by falling materials, are hit by flying objects, or fall from elevations. Falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds cause a significant percentage of work-related, fatal traumatic brain injuries.
- Assaults: Negligent security on a property can lead to customers, guests, or tenants becoming victims of criminal assault. Blows to the head, gunshot wounds, and other forms of violence can leave victims with severe or fatal TBI.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we appreciate the seriousness and life-altering impact of TBI and understand how complex the legal process can seem. It can feel overwhelming to pursue legal action during such a challenging time. Let us assist you and fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered TBI caused by the actions of another person, we want to hear about it. We believe that every case is personal and are here to help you. Call us at (978) 327-5140 to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated Arlington brain injury attorney.