Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
A brain injury is defined as any external force, such as a blow to the head, which causes injury and results in internal damage to the brain. It is estimated that approximately 300,000 people per year in the United States experience some form of brain injury that requires medical treatment and results in a change in their ability to perform routine daily tasks.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another and you wish to consult with an attorney, contact us today. We have achieved significant results for prior clients in handling brain injury cases.
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Brain injuries fall into the categories of mild, moderate, or severe.
Some symptoms of mild brain injury are:
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes, but less than 30 minutes
- A state of confusion or disorientation
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Either difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than normal
- Ringing in the ears, blurred vision, or experiencing a bad taste in the mouth
- Problems with concentration or memory
- Vomiting or a feeling of nausea
- Episodes of anxiety or depression
- Being extra sensitive to noise or light
Moderate to severe brain injuries can include all of the symptoms above, in addition to:
- Loss of consciousness that can last for hours
- Being agitated or combative or displaying other out-of-character behavior
- Slurred speech
- A loss of coordination
- Numbness in fingers or toes
- Difficulty awakening from sleep
- Extreme confusion
- An overall loss of coordination
- A headache that gets worse over time and won’t go away
- Seizures or convulsions
- Dilation of pupils
- Clear fluid draining from ears or nose
Common Causes of Brain Injuries:
Some of the more common causes of brain injury are:
- Medical Malpractice – If a doctor or other medical personnel makes an error during surgery which has resulted in a brain injury, they can be held legally liable. Another example of medical malpractice would be oxygen deprivation during childbirth which in turn leads to brain injury of the newborn infant.
- Slip and Fall – A slip and fall can easily cause damage to the head, brain, and spinal cord. If you slip and fall on the property of another due to an unsafe condition on their property that has not been corrected and that you were unaware of, the property owner may be held liable.
- Car Accidents/Motorcycle Accidents – Car or motorcycle crashes are a leading cause of brain injuries. If you are injured in a vehicular crash through the negligence of another and have suffered a brain injury, you may be able to recover damages.
If you have been in an accident of any kind and sustained an injury to the head, the first thing you should do is get medical attention as soon as possible. One of the difficulties with brain injuries is that the full extent of the injury may not show up immediately, perhaps not even for several months. Because of this, it’s imperative that you document your injuries with an incident report or police report, and get checked out fully by your doctor or with a visit to the emergency room. Be sure to keep all of your medical documentation such as lab reports, hospital admission records, and medical bills.
If you or a family member is experiencing the signs of a brain injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to recover damages to help you deal with the financial consequences of your injury. Please contact us online or call us at the Bennett Law Group to begin the reparation process. You may reach us at 404.541.9330. We look forward to your call.