How much do you know about Traumatic Brain Injuries?
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can occur when a bump, blow or jolt to the head, disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of a TBI may range from mild to severe.
A rapid acceleration and deceleration of the head can force the brain to move back and forth across the inside of the skull. The stress from the rapid movements pulls apart nerve fibers and causes damage to brain tissue. This type of injury often occurs as a result of motor vehicle crashes and physical violence, such as Shaken Baby Syndrome.
What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury?
There are many causes of brain injury, including automobile and motorcycle accidents, blunt force trauma, industrial and home accidents, sports injuries, strokes, aneurysms, encephalitis, anoxia, tumors, criminal assaults and alcohol and substance abuse.
5 Facts You Might Not Have Known About Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Men are nearly three times as likely to die from a TBI as women.
- A person’s IQ can be untouched by a TBI, but other parts of the brain that pilot or guide one’s brainpower can be affected. Decision making and complex social interactions cause cause serious strife in one’s life and career.
- Divorce, addition, depression and anxiety rates are elevated with frontal lobe injuries.
- A younger brain is more vulnerable to damage because undeveloped portions mature from the previously damaged areas.
- TBIs are more prevalent in the US than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
Taking legal action against the person or company responsible for your TBI will not change what has happened and cannot cure your or your loved one’s condition. It may however bring relief to some of the struggles you are facing. Securing compensation can help lessen some of the financial burden.
Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable Texas brain injury attorneys to learn more about your legal options. Our consultations are free and we only receive a fee for our services if we secure damages on your behalf.
A Carlson team member is available to speak with you 24/7. We care, we can help.
- Written by Jill Fowler