Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC we’re regrettably all too familiar with traumatic brain injuries or TBI. These injuries often affect victims of car accidents. After a high-speed collision the occupants of the car may hit their heads on something inside the vehicle. This can include their headrest, steering wheel, or deploying airbag. But how can these injuries present obstacles to the injured party recovering damages in court? How can they negatively affect someone’s life? How do these injuries manifest themselves? You can learn the answer to this and other legal questions here.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be defined as a physical injury to the brain that results in temporary or permanent impairment of cognitive, physical, and emotional functioning. A TBI can occur when the head is suddenly and violently hit by an object, causing the brain to collide with the skull. TBIs can also occur when an object penetrates the skull and enters brain tissue.
TBIs can range from mild to severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain. A mild TBI, also known as a concussion, can cause temporary problems with thinking, memory, and physical function. A more severe TBI can result in long-term or even permanent impairments.
Traumatic brain injuries can have a serious impact on a person’s life, preventing them from working, maintaining relationships, and affecting their quality of life. While the symptoms of a TBI can vary depending on the individual, some common effects include cognitive impairments, physical impairments, and emotional or behavioral changes. If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible in order to ensure the best possible outcome. With proper treatment and support, many people with TBI are able to live happy and healthy lives.
Traumatic brain injuries can present a variety of complications. You need to have the right types of medical evidence. Doctors, neurologists, neurosurgeons, or neuropsychologists can testify to the jury about the injury. At Malloy Law Offices, our attorneys are experienced in incorporating the testimony of medical professionals into our cases. By working closely with our clients and their medical team we’re able to craft our defenses to win both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. Don’t face the insurance companies alone. Contact us today for your free consultation.