Gillette Brain Injury Attorneys
Did You Suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury in an Accident?
Brain injuries are probably the worst wounds a person can suffer. Even minor damage to the brain can have lifelong consequences like sensory loss, changes in personality, and difficulty with relationships. Serious brain injuries have similar consequences, but the changes can be much more severe…or even fatal. A brain injury will probably impact the rest of your life, and it has consequences for your family and friends, too.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, there is nothing wrong with asking for help. You need medical professionals to help you with treatment and recovery, and an experienced Wyoming brain injury lawyer to help hold the people who caused your injury responsible for their actions. Call our team at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., at (307) 257-7800 to discuss your situation and talk about the options available to you.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
Almost any accident can cause a brain injury, especially if you suffer a blow to the head. Acts of violence can also cause these types of injuries. Some common causes we see include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Assaults, shootings, strangulation
- Swimming pool accidents
Common Types of Brain Injuries
The most common types of brain injuries include:
- Concussion: Concussions are caused by an impact that shakes the brain. They can range from mild to severe, with different results.
- Contusion: A contusion is a bruise caused by slight bleeding of the brain. Contusions frequently happen alongside concussions and may require surgery to fix.
- Coup-contrecoup: A big blow to the head can cause the brain to slam into the inside of the skull on the other side of the strike - a rebound. The result is damage to the brain both at the point of impact and on the opposite side where it hit the skull.
- Diffuse axonal injury: This is similar to a concussion, but rather than the brain just shaking, tissue and connections are torn due to the violent movement. Tiny tears can cause brain damage; severe tears are often fatal.
- Penetration/open head injury: When an outside object actually enters a person's head and penetrates the brain, that’s an open head injury. You can get them from being shot or stabbed in the head, or in a construction/worksite accident.
- Second-impact injuries: If damage has been done to the brain in one spot, that spot is much more vulnerable to future damage. Second-impact injuries are when the same tender spot in the brain keeps getting hurt. The football players’ disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is an example of what can happen if brain trauma keeps piling up.
- Hypoxia or anoxia: Hypoxic brain injuries occur when the brain receives some oxygen, but not as much as it requires. Anoxic brain injuries occur when the brain receives no oxygen at all, and the brain cells begin dying. These injuries are more common after a stroke, during birth if the baby is stuck, after strangulation, or if someone stops breathing (for example, during drowning) and medical professionals can’t resuscitate him or her fast enough.
What Are the Consequences of Brain Injuries?
Serious injuries to the brain can cause many different problems, depending on which area of the brain was hurt and how badly. Sensory loss, such as partial blindness or deafness, is quite common. People who suffer traumatic brain injuries often lose their memories, and have a very hard time learning new information or concentrating. Dizziness, nausea, confusion, and more are also common.
In addition, a victim may suffer changes in personality. It is possible for you to become a completely different person after a traumatic brain injury, which can be shocking for your friends and loved ones. It’s very difficult to adjust to these changes, and they will still hurt a brain-injury victim years after the actual accident.
Contact Us Today to Get Your Brain Injury Claim Started
Traumatic brain injury is not an easy thing to live with. The medical bills and unforeseen costs - both mental and emotional - add to an already difficult and stressful situation. But if someone else, whether another person or company, caused your injury, there may be compensation out there for you. Call the Gillette personal injury lawyers at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., right now to talk about how to get the money you deserve for what happened. The number is (307) 257-7800, and the consultation is free.
- Traumatic Brain Injury - Symptoms and Causes - Mayo Clinic
- Brain Injury Basics | Brain Injury Association of America
- Traumatic Brain Injury | TBI | MedlinePlus
- Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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