A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur any time a human brain suffers a sudden trauma. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.4 million people in the United States sustain a TBI every year. While the majority of people are treated and released from a hospital, there is still an estimated 235,000 that are hospitalized and 50,000 that die from these injuries.
At James R. Omer & Associates, we understand the hardships that traumatic brain injury victims face and we make it our priority to help our TBI clients live a better quality life.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
The human brain can only withstand a certain amount of disturbance. If the head is thrown violently against an object or if an object penetrates both the skull and brain tissue, serious physical or mental problems can begin to occur. Many head or brain injuries are a result of experiencing whiplash.
In some cases a TBI occurs due to a freak accident; however, TBIs often occur because of the negligence of another party. The most common causes of TBIs are:
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
There are varying degrees of TBI, ranging from mild to severe. As a result, the symptoms of a TBI run the gamut from minor inconveniences to serious problems. Some symptoms include:
- Mood swings
- Blurred vision or pupil dilation
- Concentration or memory problems
- Disturbed sleep
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Coordination problems
If you have experienced a traumatic head injury accident and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is advisable to seek medical treatment immediately so trained physicians can assess your situation and identify if you have a:
- Concussion (head injury that causes loss of consciousness)
- Skull fracture (break or crack in the skull)
- Contusion (brain tissue bruising)
Results of Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI can be financially and mentally devastating both to the victim as well as the victim's family. The CDC estimates that as many as 5.3 million Americans require assistance for daily living as a result of a TBI. Even those with milder forms of TBI can experience difficulties in both work and social environments. Our legal team is fully trained and experienced in handling TBI personal injury cases and getting the victims and their family members the financial compensation they deserve.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another party’s negligence, please do not wait another minute to contact the brain injury lawyers at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee to put the power of law on your side.