Strong Representation For Your Brain Injury Claim
The Mission personal injury attorneys at the Osiris A. Gonzalez Law Firm have extensive knowledge and background experience representing victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI). They’re also well-known throughout Mission for their meticulous preparation and attention to detail. They pride themselves in the work they’ve done for their clients who have suffered such life-altering injuries.
More than a million Americans experience an injury to the brain each year, whether a TBI, closed head injury, skull fracture, depressed skull injury, or brain bleed, and 80,000 people have long-term disabilities as a result of their injury.
Brain trauma is usually the result of a direct blow to the head, which can bruise the brain and damage its internal tissues and blood vessels. The severity of a head or an injury to the brain can range from a mild concussion to a severe injury that results in coma or even death. In a closed head or brain injury, there is no break in the skull and the brain is jarred against the sides of the skull, shearing (or tearing) the internal lining, nerves, tissues, and blood vessels, causing bleeding, bruising, or swelling. These types of injuries are often classified as subdural hematomas, sub-arachnoid bleeds and epidural bleeds. In a penetrating or open head injury, the skull is broken.
The sudden and profound injury the brain sustains at the time of the accident is called the primary brain injury. It can be followed by secondary injury sustained to the brain, a cascade of cellular, chemical, tissue, or blood vessel changes that evolve in the hours to days after the accident. These changes can further destroy brain tissue.
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Symptoms of brain injuries
The signs and symptoms of brain injuries after car accidents will differ depending on the crash’s type and severity.
Common mild symptoms include:
Brain Injury Questions and Answers
Our Q & A is a helpful resource for anyone who has suffered a brain injury or wants to learn more about the legal process surrounding these types of injuries. Below you’ll find valuable information on a range of topics, from insurance claims to personal injury lawsuits.
A traumatic brain injury is any forceful contact or trauma to the head, which disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Depending on the severity of the injury and the part of the brain injured, a TBI can range from mild (concussion), to moderate and severe. The majority of TBIs are mild, with only a brief change in mental status or consciousness, however, a severe TBI can cause an extended period of unconsciousness, as well as other neurologic changes that may be lifelong.
The leading cause of a TBI is a fall (35.2%), followed by motor vehicle / traffic crashes (17.3%). Sports injuries are also a common cause of a TBI.
If you, or someone you know, has suffered a head injury as a result of a fall, accident or any type of blunt trauma to the head and are now experiencing the physical, mental or behavioral symptoms of a TBI, you may have reason to consider consulting an attorney regarding a lawsuit.
Yes! There are strict limitations on when a lawsuit may be filed, which can vary among different states. For this reason, if you suspect that you or someone you know may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is best to seek legal counsel immediately, before those time limits expire.