Medical professionals agree that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a catastrophic condition, just like burns, amputations, and damage to the spinal cord. In reality, TBI is very different from the rest. TBI disrupts life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual. It affects the very core of who we are — our ability to think, to communicate, and to connect with other individuals and form relationships. For the majority of people with TBI, those problems eventually resolve, but many people encounter long-lasting difficulties. If you’re experiencing enduring symptoms of a TBI, or if you’re offering care for a loved one, it is helpful to comprehend as much as possible about the vast range of complications that TBI can present.
Call 916-448-1010 to schedule a free initial consultation with a professional and compassionate medical malpractice lawyer who has extensive experience in catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury. We can visit you in your home or hospital in the Greater Sacramento Area if necessary.
Everything is fine until it isn’t.
After a closed head injury, the victim of an accident may start to look “normal” after a short time following the incident. The initial swelling, concussion or extreme headaches and dizziness may subside, causing doctors and other people to assume the patient has recovered. The brain injury patient may be able to return to normal life in many ways by walking, talking and appearing to engage in normal activities once again.
When Things Aren’t Okay
If a TBI has occurred, there will come a time when the patient, close family members and close work colleagues may notice differences that do not seem to go away over time, such as the following:
- Personality changes
- Mood swings
- Inability to concentrate
The recovering brain injury victim may be unable to hold down a job or take care of a family consistently as the he or she did before the accident. TBI can lead to deficits ranging from impairment of higher-level cognitive functions to comatose conditions. Survivors may possess limited function of their limbs, altered speech or language, deficiency of reasoning ability or emotional difficulties. The range of injuries and severity of recovery varies greatly and fluctuates on an individual basis.
What accidents might cause a TBI?
Any number of accidents can lead to a traumatic brain injury. The scary part is, a person could walk away from any of these situations completely unharmed, or with very minor injuries like cuts and bruises. On the other hand, life-altering symptoms, disabilities and even death can be caused by any of the following:
- A car accident
- A serious slip-and-fall accident
- An accident involving public transportation such as a bus or train
- A workplace accident
- A construction site accident
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), even if it was a so-called “minor” head injury, you are encouraged to speak with an attorney who has experience handling catastrophic injury cases. Just because you are walking and talking, that does not mean that you do not or will not encounter lingering side effects that could forever alter your future.
At our Sacramento personal injury law firm, you can be assured that our attorneys will not disregard your concerns. A complete evaluation of your condition by a neuropsychologist may provide the information that our lawyers at Teal and Montgomery need to build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact A California Closed Head Trauma Attorney
Our team of dedicated, skilled personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys includes a doctor who is also a lawyer. The entire law firm of Teal & Montgomery, including personnel in our Sacramento and Santa Rosa offices, is prepared to give your brain injury case top priority.
We welcome you to contact us or call 916-448-1010 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. We can visit you in your home or hospital if necessary.