Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) cause immense physical, emotional, and financial pain. These injuries result from a sudden jolt or blow to the head that disrupts normal brain function, and with around 2.8 million TBI-related services occurring in the United States each year, they are unfortunately all too common.
If you have sustained a TBI, it is a good idea to retain an experienced personal injury attorney ASAP. In this blog, Law Office of J.J. Talbott will explore the importance of taking action if you have sustained a TBI, as well as discussing your rights and options for pursuing legal recourse.
What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A Traumatic Brain Injury is caused by an outside force hitting or penetrating the brain, such as a hard fall, motor vehicle accident, or violent blow to the head. TBIs can range from mild, with no long-term effects, to severe cases that require intensive medical attention and rehabilitation. Furthermore, victims may struggle with basic everyday activities such as reading and writing due to challenges caused by their TBI. Common symptoms of a TBI include confusion, disorientation, memory loss, headaches, blurred vision, light sensitivity, and more, depending on the type and severity of the injury. It is important that anyone who has experienced a TBI seek medical help immediately. Taking care of yourself is the first step, after which you can begin to consider pursuing legal action.
Diagnosis and Treatment of TBIs
The effects of a TBI can be life altering – negatively affecting a person's physical and cognitive abilities, impairing motor functions, and even impacting their daily lives permanently. To diagnose a traumatic brain injury, your doctor may require a medical history review, symptom assessment with neurological and physical examinations, diagnostic tests such as MRIs and CAT scans, and certain other evaluations. Treatment of a TBI may involve resting, taking medications, including pain relievers and anti-depressants, cognitive therapies such as speech therapy, and rehabilitation both at home or in a facility, depending on someone’s condition and needs.
Given the many costs associated with living with and recovering from a TBI, it is important to take action if you have received this type of injury due to someone else’s negligence. This may occur in situations such as being in a car with a careless driver, or finding yourself in an unsafe work environment. If these scenarios sound familiar to you, it’s probably time to call an attorney.
When to Seek Help from a Professional TBI Attorney
TBIs are serious injuries that can have major impacts on the life of an individual, not to mention their families and loved ones. That’s why at Law Office of J.J. Talbott, our experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers take achieving compensation just as seriously. With over $110 million in recoveries, we know how to provide knowledgeable legal advice and guidance in order to proceed with filing any relevant insurance claims or lawsuits. By consulting with one of our skilled attorneys early, you can rest assured that your interests will be properly taken into consideration throughout the entire legal process. It’s just one more way you can protect yourself and your family in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.