What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is harmed by a sudden force, such as a hit to the side of the skull from a blow or whiplash. The brain can suffer bruising and swelling, and in some cases the impact will be sufficient to tear blood vessels, causing intracranial bleeding.

If the trauma results in damage to the skull itself, such as a crack or break, it is considered a penetrating head injury. More difficult to diagnose are closed head injuries, in which the brain is injured but the skull remains undamaged. This can occur from a hard blow or impact, or from severe back-and-forth shaking. Babies and small children can suffer such injuries from being shaken.

Make sure you seek legal help for your injury. Contact our Greenville office to learn more.

I’ve Been Injured. What Should I Do?

In the case of closed head TBI, it is necessary to study the symptoms that follow the accident in order to diagnose the condition. Anyone who has sustained a blow to the head or whiplash-like injuries should be evaluated by a medical professional to determine if TBI has taken place. After that, retain the counsel of a qualified Greenville personal injury lawyer who can help you get compensation.

In many cases, the symptoms may be slight enough to escape the victim’s notice, but if treatment is not available, further injury can develop. Often the symptoms may be delayed for many hours, until swelling in the brain reaches a point that it affects the victim.

TBI can cause life-threatening damage to the brain, leading to:

  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Blindness
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired communication skills
  • Comas
  • Changes in emotional behavior

Legal Assistance for Lasting Issues

Traumatic brain injuries can have a profound effect on quality of life, including the inability to work, the inability to interact socially or within your family, and loss of normal body skills. Since 1970, we’ve served clients throughout the surrounding areas, including Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens, and Lawrence counties. Our Greenville injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we recover on your behalf.

Call right away to ensure that retain maximum compensation. Christian & Davis LLC offers free initial consultations.