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Traumatic Brain Injury And Trauma

Traumatic brain injuries of all degrees can change the course of many lives. The life of the injured person, their friends and, of course family member’s lives can all be forever altered.


Traumatic brain injuries are just exactly that: brain injuries that are caused by or are the result of trauma. The term traumatic brain injury is often shortened to TBI by Yuba City traumatic brain injury attorneys and doctors and experts in the area of neuroscience.


Some brain injuries are very easy to identify and their effects quite obvious. Examples of this are noticeable physical damage to head, skull and brain. Further examples include slowed or slurred speech and severe cognitive functioning deficits.


While these open and obvious forms of TBI have been recognized for years, it is only recently that some of the not so obvious TBI’s are being studied and discovered and can be isolated to explain not so obvious changes and damages in peoples’ lives as a result.


These less easily diagnosed forms of TBI are the ones that fall in the “mild” or “moderate” brain injury spectrum.


Personal injury lawyers often see these forms of TBI resulting from car and motorcycle accidents and sometimes slip and fall type incidents. It is important to consult with and hire an attorney familiar with these less recognizable forms of brain injuries to ensure that you are encouraged to see the very best medical treatment for brain injuries.


The symptoms of mild or moderate brain injuries may often times include: irritability, mood swings, forgetfulness, changes in cognitive recognition, personality changes, blurred vision, lack of concentration, headaches and sleep disruption.


If you or a friend or family member has been experiencing cognitive and/or brain changes as a result of trauma please contact our office today.


We provide the always free initial consultation so there’s no risk. We can discuss your case and provide a free evaluation and if necessary help to provide introductions to well known and respected medical professionals that can help diagnose and treat all types of TBI.

What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI can often result from vehicle accidents, slip and fall cases, and even dog attack cases. If you or anyone you know is suffering from TBI resulting from any of these reasons, you can hire a Yuba City traumatic brain injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Steve Gimblin. Click here to get a free consultation today.

When it comes to personal injuries, head trauma and TBIs are widely considered to be more severe ones. Our expert lawyers can help you with the litigation process for traumatic brain injuries, and we strive to provide dedicated legal representation to the victims of such injuries. In the following sections, we will cover everything there is to know about traumatic brain injuries.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can be in the form of –

  1. Closed Head Injury: In a closed head traumatic brain injury the skull is intact, and it is the most common form of TBI. Most of the injuries occur inside the skull in the form of trauma, brain bleed, pressure on the brain, and concussion. This type of brain injury is usually caused by blunt force, slip and fall cases, and the impact of car accidents. A closed head injury often takes place when the brain strikes against the skull as the neck and head jolt backward or forward because of an impact.
  2. Penetrating Head Injury: In this type of traumatic brain injury, breaks or fractures develop on the skull. This is often caused by a foreign object or because of a severe hit against the ground. In a penetrating head injury, quite often the bone fragments of the skull are driven into the brain.

Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injuries and head traumas can result from different kinds of accidents. The CDC has listed the following causes for this type of personal injury –

  1. Slip and fall accidents: Slip and fall accidents often lead to severe injuries in the form of head trauma and concussions. In 2013, 47 percent of the traumatic brain injuries reported were a result of slip and fall accidents. Brain injuries were found to disproportionately affect older cohorts, with more than 79 percent of the victims being 65 years and older.
  2. Blunt trauma: Another cause of TBI can be unintentional head trauma, in which a person gets hit on the head by a heavy item. This can often occur on a construction site. Blunt traumas are also common in sports injuries and other impact incidents.
  3. Car accidents: Another major contributor to traumatic brain injuries are motor vehicle accidents. It is the second-highest cause of TBIs in people. Around 35 percent of the TBI cases every year result from car and truck accidents. Violent blows to the head are very common in car accidents, which in turn leads to TBIs.
  4. Physical assault: Many brain injuries (around 10 percent) are caused because of violence and physical assault.
  5. Malpractices in medicine: In some cases, improper monitoring of patients and unintentional oxygen deprivation can lead to serious brain damage in patients.

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries can often lead to severe impairment of cognitive and physical functions. In some cases, the victims are rendered comatose. Even minor brain injuries can have far-reaching consequences. Some of the first signs of TBI in people are –

  •     Memory loss
  •     Dizziness
  •     Nausea
  •     Headaches
  •     Sleep problems
  •     Change in hearing or vision
  •     Speech issues, including slurring and problem finding words
  •     Depression and other emotional changes.

People with severe traumatic brain injuries might also suffer from long-term disabilities in gross and fine motor skills. The impairment of the gross motor skills can result in –

  •     Paralysis (partial or total)
  •     Stiffness in muscles
  •     Uncontrolled muscular movements
  •     Weakness in muscles
  •     Lack of coordination

Problems in the fine motor skills, on the other hand, can result in –

  •     Dry eyes and blinking difficulties
  •     Swallowing and talking difficulties
  •     Difficulties in performing basic tasks like writing, tying shoelaces, buttoning shirts.

In terms of cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injuries can adversely impact the quality of life. Victims of TBI might experience memory loss, damaged executive functioning, and disturbance in attention. These problems can lead to a variety of secondary effects which affect the person’s everyday life. They might appear to –

  •     Be easily distracted and confused.
  •     Display impulsiveness frequently.
  •     Lack any form of inhibitions.
  •     Have difficulties in abstract thinking, planning, and differentiating right from wrong.

Why you need a Yuba City traumatic brain injury lawyer?

It is evident from this discussion that a traumatic brain injury can affect every aspect of a person’s life. If you have suffered from TBI because of negligence on someone else’s part, it is important to hire a traumatic brain injury lawyer to represent your case. Our personal injury lawyers will help you claim the rightful compensation you are entitled to in such a case. This compensation would cover –

  •     Your medical bills
  •     Lost wages
  •     Cost of rehabilitation

We will strive to achieve justice for your injuries and ensure that you are able to regain control of your life. If you want to hold the negligent parties accountable, contact us today.



Yuba City Brain Injury Lawyer FAQs

If a family member or loved one has sustained serious head or brain injuries, you may be considering your legal options to claim compensation. Read the following Yuba City Brain Injury Lawyer FAQs to understand what you can do in case you or a loved one have sustained head injuries in an accident.

Contact us right away if you have been in an accident to get help and avoid complications in the future!

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