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Traumatic Brain Injury: TBI Definition & Causes

Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a number of different events. While a brain injury may seem minimal, they can present lifelong medical health issues. If you or someone you know has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person’s carelessness, seek the legal advice of a personal injury attorney who has experience in dealing with traumatic brain injury cases. An attorney with the right experience can help you file a claim against the negligent party and you may have the opportunity to receive financial restitution for the injuries you sustained.

Martinez & Schill are brain injury attorneys in San Diego, and have recovered millions of dollars in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip & falls, pedestrian accidents, and other incidents which have caused catastrophic injury or serious brain & spinal injuries. Call us now at 619-512-5995 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the facts of your matter and allow us to answer some of your initial questions about a potential claim.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

As previously mentioned, a traumatic brain injury can happen from a number of different circumstances. The injury itself, however, is a result of a sudden jolt or blow to the head. The injury to the brain does not necessarily have to penetrate the cranium. The injury does, however, disrupt the functionality of the brain. Not every sudden jolt or blow to the head will cause a traumatic brain injury but it is important to mention that even a seemingly insignificant jolt can cause lifelong medical issues.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a general term used to describe the injury but not the degree of injury itself. A traumatic brain injury can result in either mild forms of injury all the way to severe forms of the injury. Mild forms of a traumatic brain injury will usually involve a slight loss of consciousness while severe forms of the injury typically involve an extended unconscious period of time.

What are some of the most common causes of a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries can result from a number of different scenarios. If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a careless party, you may have the opportunity to seek financial compensation for the damages sustained. The following are some of the most common forms a person may sustain an injury as a result of another’s carelessness:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Sport injuries
  • Assault
  • Workplace accidents

When a person has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of another’s carelessness, it is typically referred to as negligence. In the State of California, there are several parties that could be held liable for your injuries if the party involved had a responsibility to your care. For more information regarding negligence, consider speaking the legal advice of a personal injury attorney. With the legal support of an attorney, you may have the opportunity to obtain financial compensation for the injuries you sustained. 

What are the consequences of a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury can have both immediate and lifelong consequences. As previously mentioned, the injury can have different results, depending on the severity of the injury. Some of the most common consequences involve the loss of consciousness, mental confusion, dizziness, dilated pupils, sensitivity to light, and even the loss of memory.

Traumatic brain injuries can also have financial consequences. For instance, a person who has suffered an injury may be left with costly medical expenses and the inability to work.

What should you consider if you have undergone a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries can leave a victim with a multitude of complications. If you have suffered an injury, you should consider speaking to a qualified attorney who can guide you through your legal options. An attorney may be able to assist you in filing a legal claim against the negligent party.

The attorneys at Martinez & Schill, LLP have extensive experience in dealing with traumatic brain injury cases. They are dedicated to helping victims seek restitution for the negligence of another party. Call us today at 619-512-5995 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

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