What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a person receives blunt fource
trauma to their head. This can happen when a person falls and hits their
head on the pavement, when a heavy object falls onto a person's head,
or when a person is in a serious motor vehicle accident. When a person
receives a heavy blow to the head, it can cause the brain to bruise and
swell, cutting off blood flow to the area and even tearing blood vessels
and causing intracranial bleeding.
Some TBI cases are so severe that the skull itself is cracked or broken.
This is known as a "penetrating head injury." Closed head injuries
are much hard to diagnose, because the brain is injured, but the skull
sustains no damage. Closed head injuries include concussions, or even
harsh shaking of the head. These types of injuries are common in small
children whose skulls are not fully developed, the classic example being
Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Make sure you seek legal help for your injury.
Contact our Greenville office to learn more.
I’ve Sustained a Brain Injury. What Should I Do?
Pay close attention to the symptoms you experience after a head injury
and get immediate medical attention if you think you have TBI. If you
were hit hard in the head or have whiplash, seek medical attention immediately.
After your TBI has been treated by a doctor, seek the counsel of a
Greenville personal injury lawyer who can help you get compensation.
In some brain injury cases, the symptoms are not immediately evident and
the victim can go without treatment, only to have the injury show itself
later on. Symptoms can be delayed for hours untilt he swelling puts pressure
on the brain and the victim suddenly suffers from serious symptoms of
brain injury. Act quickly if you believe that you or someone you know
has a brain injury.
TBI can cause life-threatening damage to the brain, leading to:
- Loss of consciousness
- Impaired communication skills
- Emotional instability
- Memory loss
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Traumatic brain injuries can have a lasting negative effect on a victim's
quality of life. They can lead to an inability to work, interact with
other people, or perform normal bodily functions. Since 1970, our
personal injury firm has served clients in Greenville and throughout the surrounding area,
including Anderson, Spartanburg, Pickens, and Lawrence Counties.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we win.
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