Traumatic Brain Injury
Clarksburg Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are serious, debilitating injuries that result from serious trauma to the head. TBIs can result from vehicle accidents, trips, falls, motorcycle accidents and any other event that could cause injury to the head. In some cases, victims of a TBI do not recollect striking their head. As traumatic brain injuries are not always easily recognized, many go undiagnosed for years and can cause adverse implications for the injured. Most undiagnosed TBIs fall into the category of a mild brain injury. Despite its name, mild brain injuries can be severe and cause serious implications for the victim. TBIs, whether mild or more severe affect one’s physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities. Any injury after an accident should be taken seriously, but it is more important when an injury has occurred to the head.
Traumatic Brain Injury from Car Accident
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, serious or otherwise, and a head injury has occurred, TBI may have been the result. We offer a FREE checklist to discover if you or your loved one could have received one. The checklist outlines possible side effects and helps you share this information with your medical providers. Request your FREE checklist here.
Minor Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)
A minor traumatic brain injury is one of the more common brain injuries during accidents. In fact, brain trauma can happen without direct impact to the head. The victim of an MTBI does not need to be knocked unconscious or even struck on the head in order to receive an injury to the brain. Whiplash is often a cause for brain injury. The rapid acceleration and deceleration of a vehicle can create an impact on the opposite side of the skull, leading to an injury.
3 Myths About Traumatic Brain Injury
- TBI is only caused by the striking of the head that results in a loss of consciousness. During a car accident, the brain moves very rapidly around in the skull. At any point, the brain can knock into the skull itself and cause an injury. Whiplash has been shown to cause brain injury in accident cases.
- All brain injuries should show up on an MRI or CT-Scan. This may not be necessarily true. Microscopic lesions or damages may not show up on certain equipment. Although insurance companies like to push this medical though, a doctor will review all aspects of the patient to determine if a TBI is a proper diagnosis. It is often seen in patients with a brain injury that a negative MRI test is superseded by functional impairment during neurological testing.
- Recovery from a Brain Injury is quick. Although insurance companies would like to believe this, the reality is different. It can take years to fully recover from a brain injury, and some victims never fully recover. TBI and MTBI are both injuries to be taken seriously that could have a life long impact on an accident victim.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries in an Accident
Below are some of the possible side-effects of receiving a TBI in an accident. Not every victim has all of the symptoms and some may have none of these, but many others.
- anxiety irritability
- hard to concentrate
- difficulty sleeping
- memory loss
Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and might be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, whether mild or severe, you will need an experienced attorney to assist you with filing a claim and dealing with the insurance company. As more and more advancements come in the medical community about the long-term impact of brain injuries, the more technical a claim with a TBI becomes. You do not want to do it alone, call our office for a FREE consultation and we can get a traumatic brain injury lawyer on the phone with you immediately. Remember: a strike to the head is NOT required when a diagnosis of a brain injury occurs. We understand that you understand that, your doctor understand’s that, but the insurance companies do not.