The ability to take a walk in the park, talk and laugh with friends, share memories of past experiences with family, and sit down at dinner and eat your favorite meal are all situations that could be lost in an instant. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 1.4 million people sustain a brain injury every year in the United States and, therefore, are at risk of losing many of the daily capabilities we take for granted.The effects of a brain injury can be devastating. Inadvertently, your quality of life has drastically changed as a result of your severe injury. Such a complicated case, where the victim has sustained a head trauma, requires the knowledge and help of an experienced Terre Haute brain injury attorney from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.
What Is a Brain Injury?
Every year, thousands of individuals are victims of head trauma that result in traumatic brain injury, also called TBI. A brain injury occurs when the brain is driven into the side of the skull by a sudden blow or shaking force. Bruising and swelling of the brain can occur as a result of the force, and, in some cases, the impact will be sufficient enough to tear blood vessels in the brain, causing intracranial bleeding.
The Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Although a brain injury can result from any blow or jolt to the head, the most common causes for head trauma include:
- auto accidents
- falling objects
What Are the Signs of a Brain Injury?
If you think you have suffered a brain injury accident, contact a physician immediately. The signs and symptoms that a brain injury victim can experience after a head trauma include:
- Physical Symptoms: Dizziness, loss of balance, headaches, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, and drowsiness
- Mental/Cognitive Symptoms: Intermittent disorientation, amnesia, short-term memory loss, poor judgment, confusion, and poor concentration
- Emotional Symptoms: Depression, agitation, irritability, apathy, confrontational attitude, explosive temper, fearfulness and impatience, personality changes in general, sleep (early morning awakening), and appetite disturbances
Along with serious side effects, a head trauma can cause permanent, irreversible damage to your brain. Long term effects of a brain injury can include:
- loss of sensation,
- loss of coordination,
- and diminished intellectual capacity.
Further consequences include costly medical bills for treatment and rehabilitation, along with lost wages due to your inability to work.
If you or a family member are one of the 5.3 million people currently living with a traumatic brain injury, contact a Terre Haute brain injury lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. We give every case the attention it deserves, so each client can get the compensation they deserve.
Contact Us Today
If you suffered a brain injury and want a professional law firm that will get it done, contact the Terre Haute brain injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. Dial (800) 477-7315 to contact us today for a free initial consultation. You don’t owe us any money unless we get money for you.