One of the most common injuries that stems from an accident is a concussion. However, in some cases, an injury even more severe can occur, resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While these types of injuries are usually caused by an accident, this doesn’t mean someone isn’t at fault. If you can prove your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, you may have a personal injury case and should consider contacting a lawyer.
Here, our team at JD Haas & Associates will walk you through TBIs and other brain injuries, and help you decide if you should partake in legal proceedings.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is considered a mild TBI. These injuries usually stem from a blow to the head in a sporting event, car accident, or separate fall or incident. The effects of concussions vary from person to person, but some common symptoms felt are confusion, short or no loss of consciousness, excessive sleep, mood changes, depression, some memory loss, and nausea, among others.
What is a TBI?
When someone suffers a TBI, the symptoms can be drastically different from a concussion. Though the symptoms can appear in a similar timeline to a concussion, sometimes taking hours or minutes to occur, they are far more severe. When a TBI occurs, the person usually loses consciousness for minutes, hours, or more. Additionally, they could fall into a coma, slur their speech, and have severe headaches, pupil dilation, and extreme confusion or memory loss, among others.
Like concussions, TBIs are usually the result of a blow to the head, but a more severe one. Oftentimes, they are caused by car accidents, gunshots, beatings, explosive blasts, high-collision sports (such as boxing), and more.
Should You File a Personal Injury Case?
Suffering a TBI can cause damage to your body and mind that can impact your life for years to come. Along with the physical and mental repercussions that may stem from your injury, you may also suffer monetary losses from missing work, or be in debt from medical expenses. If you believe and can prove another party caused your TBI, you may want to file a personal injury case. An experienced lawyer can help you file your claim, compile the necessary evidence, and proceed with the legal battle. JD Haas & Associates offers a variety of personal injury services.
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