Traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden force injures the brain, often causing it to bruise or swell. The force can come from a sudden blow to the skull, shaking or whiplash. In some instances, the impact may tear blood vessels in the brain, causing bleeding.
Each year, TBI causes approximately 50,000 deaths in the United States. Another 1.5 million people will sustain a TBI from slip and falls, car, truck and motorcycle accidents or assaults. The impact of a TBI can last throughout an injured person's lifetime and can affect the following facets of brain function:
- light sensitivity
- mood swings
- abstract thinking
- personality changes
- impulse control
- motor skills
In some cases, TBI symptoms may be so slight that a victim may overlook the signs of traumatic brain injury, particularly when the onset of the symptoms is delayed. For example, in some circumstances, the brain may swell for several hours before it affects the victim.
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If the victim does not seek immediate treatment, he may sustain further injuries, such as paralysis, seizures, or coma. Anyone who has suffered a blow to the head or encountered a whiplash-like injury should have a medical professional evaluate him or her to determine if they have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Schimmerling Law Offices has experience in representing clients who have suffered a TBI as a result of another party's negligence. We understand how these injuries may impair the ability to work, affect family relationships, and restrict daily activities.
We have represented clients who have suffered from amnesia, short-term memory loss, depression, personality changes, and sleep deprivation as a result of being involved in an accident that caused TBI.
At Schimmerling Law Offices there are no legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict.
We have successfully helped our clients recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and disability. We will aggressively pursue all aspects of your case to ensure you are fairly compensated for your pain, suffering, and loss as soon as possible.
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