Traumatic Brain Injuries
About Traumatic Brain Injuries
More than a million people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, and many of those people require medical treatment and hospitalization. In some cases, traumatic brain injury, or TBI, causes temporary or even permanent disability and adversely affects every aspect of a person's quality of life. Traumatic brain injuries are categorized as either severe or mild. Severe TBI causes marked, easily observed symptoms. So-called "mild" TBI, however, can have a devastating impact on a person's life, despite the fact that the changes to the brain are subtle. Lawsuits involving these devastating injuries are often complex, and success requires an attorney who is skilled in investigation. Cincinnati personal injury attorneys Donald C. Moore, Jr., and Daniel N. Moore have a long history of representing brain injured accident victims in and out of court, fighting to get them full compensation. We invite you to contact us for a free case evaluation to review your own case and learn about your legal options.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries are injuries to the brain caused by blunt trauma or a sudden impact. These types of injuries are common in traffic accidents and worksite accidents, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists falls as being the cause of more than one third of all TBI cases. A traumatic brain injury can cause a variety of side effects, which range from minor to severe. Some possible symptoms include:
- Loss of senses such as taste or smell
- Memory loss
- Loss of the ability to reason or communicate
- Loss of consciousness for a period of time
- Inability to speak or write
- Personality changes
- Loss of emotional control
These are just a few of the more common TBI effects. There are many other less common problems associated with traumatic brain injury.
Warning Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion
A concussion is a specific type of traumatic brain injury caused by a sudden impact or blow to the head. Although concussions are mild at times, they are usually serious conditions that necessitate close monitoring for any side effects. Some warning signs of concussion include fatigue, headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting or nausea, sensitivity to light or noise, blurred vision, slurred speech, insomnia and other unusual behaviors. If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered a concussion, you should seek medical treatment right away.
Monetary Damages for Traumatic Brain Injuries
A person who files a personal injury claim seeking compensation for a traumatic brain injury sustained in an accident may be entitled to several different types of damages. For instance, the accident victim may be able to recover the costs of medical treatment and hospitalization that occur because of the traumatic brain injury. Other types of damages that may be available through a personal injury action include lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of ability to perform normal activities, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
The Moore Law Firm is available to guide you through the lengthy, complicated proceedings involved in a personal injury claim. With more than 40 years of combined experience, we know how to get the results you need. Don't wait another moment before contacting us for help.