Brain injuries are among the most devastating things that can happen to a person. Though a brain injury may be relatively minor, as in the case of mild concussion, others can be extremely traumatic and can even lead to death. There are a number of things that can cause a brain injury, and in many cases they are the result of acts of negligence. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury as the result of somebody else’s recklessness, then the personal injury attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help. We will carefully examine the circumstances of your situation and advise you as to whether you can file a claim for compensation for the damages that you’ve suffered.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer some kind of brain injury each year, and about 80,000 of these result in a disability that lasts a lifetime. Brain injuries are described as sudden head trauma resulting in neurological damage, and cover a wide range of symptoms and effects, including:
- Concussion – The least severe type of brain injury. Often results in temporary unconsciousness after a blow to the head
- Contusion – Bruised brain tissue
- Coup-Contrecoup – An injury that is realized on the far side of the brain from the initial point of impact
- Recurrent Traumatic Brain Injury – Injuries that have occurred repetitively, as is often the case in sport-related injuries. Repeated injuries have been found to have increasing impact
- Diffuse Axonal – An injury that results in a widespread impact on the victim’s lack of consciousness rather than a focal one
Brain Injury Symptoms
Whenever anybody suffers a blow to the head, whether as a result of a simple fall or sports injury or following a traumatic event such as a car accident, it is important to remain vigilant and watch for symptoms of brain injury. These can include fatigue, blurry vision, headache, dizziness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Victims of severe brain injuries have been known to experience vomiting and nausea, seizures, memory loss and emotional irritability. Those observing victims should be on the lookout for periods of unconsciousness, loss of coordination, and abnormal speech, and if any of these symptoms arise medical attention should be sought immediately.
Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer For Legal Help
Just as there are many different types of brain injuries, there are also nearly limitless causes, and some of them are the result of recklessness. Though brain injuries can result from something as innocent as tripping and falling, they are also often the result of accidents and incidents that take place while playing sports, as a result of medical malpractice, as a result of being shot by a firearm, and as a result of a car accident. When a brain injury is the result of somebody not taking appropriate care or acting responsibly, the person who is responsible for the accident can be held liable for the injuries that result. The compassionate attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have extensive experience representing those who have suffered brain injuries as a result of somebody else’s negligence. We will review your case, listening carefully, asking questions and providing you with the answers that you need. We’ll make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the compensation that you deserve to help you cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and all the other damages that you have suffered.