What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by a blow to the head that is severe enough to cause disruption in brain function. TBI’s can also occur from rapid, back-and-forth movement of the brain within the skull. This movement is what damages the brain in cases of shaken baby syndrome and in whiplash injuries that result in TBI’s.
About 1.4 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury every year. The leading causes are falls, motor vehicle accidents, accidents in which the head is struck by or against an object, and assaults. The New Orleans traumatic brain injury attorneys at JJC Law help those who have suffered a TBI as a result of negligence recover compensation through personal injury claims to help with their medical bills and rehabilitation, lost wages and other damages.
What Are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?
TBI symptoms can range from a bad headache to coma and death. Many people are left with permanent damage to the areas of the brain that control thinking, reasoning, speech and memory. Behavioral and emotional changes are common among people with brain injuries.
Why Are TBIs Legally Challenging?
Proving the damages caused by a brain injury can be difficult. In many cases, people with brain injuries appear to be just fine, when they are actually so brain damaged they are unable to work and earn a living or, in some cases, even care for themselves. This damage does not always show up on brain imaging tests like CT scans and MRIs.
The New Orleans traumatic brain injury attorneys at JJC Law work with top medical experts and neuropsychologists to document the damages caused by brain injuries. We also make a point of maintaining contact with friends and loved ones of the injured person to document behavioral changes.