If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may have questions about how the injury will affect your future. TBIs can result in long-term side effects, including memory loss, chronic headaches, and cognitive difficulties. You may also be wondering what kind of compensation you can expect to receive if you decide to pursue legal action against the other driver.
Defining Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is an injury that occurs when s sudden trauma causes damage to the brain, resulting in long-term disability or death. The severity of this type of injury will depend on whether it is a closed or open traumatic brain injury.
Open Traumatic Brain Injuries
Open traumatic brain injury is a serious medical condition that can result from a car accident. It happens when the skull is fractured and the brain tissue is exposed. This type of injury can be life-threatening, but it is also treatable with a combination of surgery and long-term care.
The most common cause of open traumatic brain injury is car accidents. An open traumatic brain injury can lead to long-term cognitive problems such as difficulty remembering things or difficulty concentrating on tasks. These symptoms may become worse over time if they are not treated properly.
How Does An Open Traumatic Brain Injury Happen?
A person who suffers from an open traumatic brain injury has suffered damage to their skull, such that their brain tissue has come into contact with oxygenated blood or cerebrospinal fluid surrounding it inside the skull cavity. The extent of damage will depend on whether there was any bleeding in this area. If there is bleeding, additional damage may occur due to swelling around damaged tissues, which increases pressure inside the skull cavity, causing further damage to surrounding tissues.
Closed Traumatic Brain Injury
Closed traumatic brain injuries occur when there is bleeding inside the skull but not outside of it. Examples of this may include impact against something like your windshield or dashboard during an accident.
Signs Of A Traumatic Brain Injury
Many people who suffer from a TBI do not realize that they have sustained one. However, there are some signs of a TBI that injured parties should know about. Some of these symptoms include:
- Confusion and problems with memory and concentration
- Sleep problems
- Changes in vision or hearing
- Mood changes (especially depression)
- Personality changes or aggression
Compensation For Traumatic Brain Injuries
You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses if you have been diagnosed with brain damage due to head trauma from a car accident, slip and fall, or another injury. The amount of compensation that you receive depends on the severity of your injuries and the extent of their impact on your life. In Georgia, there are two types of personal injury lawsuits: negligence and strict liability.
Negligence cases are often based on an individual’s or entity’s negligent actions that cause harm or injury to another person. Strict liability cases are often based on an individual’s or entity’s negligence in failing to use reasonable care in manufacturing or selling products that cause harm or injury.
Like any other lawsuit, the amount of damages you can expect to recover for a traumatic brain injury suit depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of the injury and associated medical costs. It’s important to keep in mind that damages can also be reduced due to the injured parties’ “degree of fault” leading up to the accident. Under this theory, damages can be reduced if the injured party’s actions, in some way or another, contributed to the accident
Hire A Qualified Attorney Today
A traumatic brain injury can leave you with cognitive problems that make it difficult for you to understand the legal process and what steps you need to take next. You may also be struggling with memory loss or difficulty concentrating on certain tasks. You’re not alone! An attorney will help guide you through these issues so that you can get back on track with your life as soon as possible. The attorneys at Dozier Law Firm, LLC can help! Call 888-239-2129 or contact us online today to schedule a risk-free, confidential consultation.