Head injuries can be devastating to your lifestyle and the people who care about you. Daily tasks such as walking and eating can become nearly impossible to do on your own after a traumatic brain injury. If you have recently been in an accident and suffered a serious injury, you could need medical care for years, or even the rest of your life. The brain injury attorneys at Bowman & Associates, APC, are here to help. We will seek compensation for all financial losses and help you to better understand brain injuries and their consequences.
More than a million Americans suffer from TBIs each year. Many of these people are treated and released for their injuries, and some are placed in permanent medical care for serious brain damage. Of these people, a small percentage die, either due to the lack of medical attention or because the injuries were fatal. Anyone can suffer brain damage from accidents, but children are the most vulnerable. Hundreds of thousands of children fall victim to brain damage every year, resulting in a lifetime of medical treatment and bills.
There are many causes and circumstances that could lead to brain damage. Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice during birth, genetic defects, and even viral infections could contribute to a brain injury. The most important thing you can do when you suspect brain injury of any type is seek medical attention. If brain injury is confirmed, contact a lawyer to help you sort out your claim. We will determine who is responsible for the trauma and collect money for damages such as medical bills, lost future wages, and pain and suffering. While there is no way to put a price tag on emotion, monetary compensation will ease the worry of not being able to pay to keep your loved one alive and happy.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Different parts of the brain control different functions, and so different injuries can result in different symptoms. The effects of TBI can range from problems with the senses to impairment of speech, perception, and movement. Physical paralysis and lack of control of muscles and the bowels or bladder may also result. Behavioral changes may also be observed, such as depression, change in appetite, and aggression.
If a brain injury is mild, symptoms can include unconsciousness or confusion for less than 30 minutes, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms can be present directly after the injury, or may not be evident for several weeks. Mild brain injuries sometimes go undetected, with symptoms lasting for a year or longer. While these symptoms do not necessarily challenge a normal lifestyle, they may interrupt simple activities and be stressful.
Severe brain injuries have worse symptoms, and should receive medical attention. Lasting unconsciousness, nausea and vomiting, abnormal speech, loss of coordination, memory loss, irritability, and seizures could result from a severe TBI. These symptoms can last for years or throughout a lifetime, and may require therapy or rehabilitation in order to recover. Some people require assistance for the rest of their lives, while others may return to a more independent level of functioning.
Folsom Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love have fallen victim to a traumatic brain injury, contact a lawyer today. Our experienced Brain Injury Attorneys in Folsom and Sacramento have the knowledge and resources to help you obtain compensation and medical care. There is no reason for you to suffer due to medical bills after an injury. Contact the lawyers at Bowman & Associates today for a free consultation.