What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI is any physical damage that is done to the brain. These type of injuries can range from short-lived and mild to permanent or life-threatening. However, the term TBI is often used to refer to injuries that greatly changes a person's life. The symptoms of TBI can vary depending on the area and severity of the injury.
A few of the most common symptoms include:
- Constant headaches or migraines
- Memory problems
- Often in states of confusion or frustration
- Loss of movement or senses
- Lack of control over emotions
What Are The Common Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injury?
The causes of TBI can vary a lot. Any event that causes the head to be hit by a solid object or to cause a powerful whiplash type force has the potential of causing Traumatic Brain Injury. However, the most common causes are from car accidents, firearms, and falls.
Young adults and the elderly tend to be the most at risk for TBI. The elderly are very susceptible to falling and their weaker skulls are unable to protect their brain as well as they need to. Young adults on the other hand, tend to be more active and take more risks which easily puts them in more dangerous situations like a car accident.
How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
If TBI was caused by the fault of another, then a personal injury lawyer can get you the financial compensation you need. Traumatic Brain Injury can cost you a lot physically, mentally, and financially. The medical bills alone can be unaffordable for most. That isn't even including the lost wages from being unable to work, the cost of treatment, and even the cost of hiring caregiver.
How Do You Know Whose Liable?
The key to knowing whose liable is figuring out whether someone was is some way responsible for what happened. To be more specific, fault for the injury can be placed on the person or company whose actions or neglect caused the accident. For example, if a person decision to text and drive resulted in them hitting another vehicle, they are responsible for what happened..
Understanding whose liable is not always so clear. 'Slip and Fall' cases often seem like blameless accidents. However, companies and businesses are responsible for keeping their walkways and buildings safe. For example, if your injuries were caused by a slip and fall at a grocery store, then the store is liable for not being able to keep the environment safe.
Though you may be hesitate to blame someone for the accident. TBI is a serious condition that can happen to anyone. By not reporting your incident and seeking liability, that accident may easily happen again..