We understand the long-term impact of brain injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by physical trauma. There are two types of traumatic brain injuries:
Open head injuries, also known as penetrating head injuries, are caused by an object actually penetrating the skull and damaging the brain. Gunshots may cause penetrating head injuries, as well as contact with sharp objects or extreme force in a motor vehicle accident.
Closed head injuries are caused by blunt force trauma to the brain. These brain injuries often involve contact between the head and an object, such as a steering wheel, a weapon or the ground. But closed head injuries can also occur when the brain moves back and forth inside the skull, such as when the head snaps violently backward and forward, even if the head doesn't actually hit anything.
Either type of brain injury can have massive long-term implications for your life. Common symptoms of brain injuries include:
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty with concentration, organization or focus
- Personality changes
- Light sensitivity
- Loss of energy
- Loss of sex drive
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Loss of senses
- Slow speech or difficulty speaking
Many brain injuries have delayed-onset symptoms, meaning you may not notice these changes until weeks or months after the accident. That's why it's important after any fall, motor vehicle crash or another incident to immediately seek medical help, even if you feel fine. It's also why you need to contact us and speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away.
Attorneys who know how to fight for brain injury victims
A brain injury can have massive long-term implications for your life. You may need a lifetime of therapy and other medical treatments, such as hormone replacement therapy if certain parts of the brain are injured. You may not be able to work or need to take on a "light duty" position at reduced pay. And beyond those direct financial effects, there's the impact a brain injury can have on your relationships, your future career prospects, and your overall quality of life.
To an insurance company, you're just exposure to their bottom line. To us, you're a person who has been hurt and needs help. We can investigate your brain injury to prove that negligence was the cause. And we are prepared to bring hard evidence to court to justify every last dollar we demand for you. Whether in negotiations or at trial, we're prepared to fight for you.
Don't underestimate the complexity of your traumatic brain injury case. Make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. Schedule your free consultation with our attorneys. You can come to our offices in Fort Wayne or South Bend, or we can come to you. Call 1-877-962-4373 today.