Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. According to the CDC, approximately 138 people suffer some form of TBI every single day. For those who sustain these injuries, the effects can reach into every area of their life and the impact that this has on the individual cannot be understated.
With a significant percentage of the incidents that cause traumatic brain injuries, somebody is the liable for the damage that is caused. If you believe this to be true of your injuries, you may need the help of a Whittier traumatic brain injury attorney. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected through the claims process.
About traumatic brain injuries
A traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain that is caused by a blow or a jolt to the head or possibly an injury that penetrates the skull. These injuries can be rather serious because they can disrupt the normal function of the brain and the symptoms can manifest in a number of different ways.
Brain injuries are broken up into two basic categories. These categories are called mild and severe. The difference between the two is marked by the way it affects the individual immediately after the injury occurs. If the person loses consciousness for an extended period time or if they lose memory following the incident, it is classified as severe and if neither of these conditions is met, it is classified as mild.
If a TBI is classified as mild that does not necessarily mean that he injury is not serious. The person could still suffer significant disability as the result of a TBI in the mild category. That is why medical attention is important for brain injuries that are seemingly mild. With brain injuries that are classified as mild, it can take days or even weeks for the individual to realize that they are having very real problems that are anything but mild.
Building a case for TBI
An injury claim for TBI is going to be a little more complicated than one for a something like a broken leg. With a broken leg, you have very straightforward evidence like an x-ray and doctors can more confidently predict how the injury is going to heal and to what extent it will affect the life of the individual in the future. The effects of a brain injury tend to be a little more subtle and they can be difficult to diagnose and to predict how the injury will influence the life of the individual in the future. While some form of brain imaging like a CAT scan may be useful to demonstrate that the claimant suffered an injury, much of the evidence for how it has impacted the life of the individual is going to come from the observations and experiences of the injured party.
Contact the brain injury lawyers at the Quirk Law Group
We understand the importance of traumatic brain injury claims and our team will make your case a priority. The Whittier traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Quirk Law Group have the experience that is necessary to work on these cases and to bring them to a fair conclusion. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our representatives.