Traumatic brain injuries are as serious as they sound; however many people that suffer from them do not even know that they are affected. These types of injuries are often overlooked, but can be the root of even more serious problems in the future. If you believe that you may be a victim of some sort of traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another, not only do you need to seek medical attention, but legal guidance as well.
There are many different types of injuries that fall into the category of traumatic brain injuries. The most common is a concussion, the least severe of any type of TBI. This occurs when a person hits their head, causing a slight injury to their brain. While this is the least severe, it should not be overlooked. Other forms of traumatic brain injuries include contusions—when there is bleeding in the brain, coup-contrecoup—when there are contusions on both sides of the head, diffuse axonal—due to a shaking or strong rotation of the head, and penetration—when something penetrates through the skull and into the brain.
As it sounds, all types of traumatic brain injuries are very serious. Anything that affects your brain has the possibility to affect the rest of your body. Unfortunately, with a lot of types of traumatic brain injuries, the severity may not become apparent until later in life. This is the reason that every injury occurring to the head, no matter how small it may seem, should be looked at by a medical professional.
Unfortunately, the cost of diagnosing and treating any type of traumatic brain injury is not cheap. Medical bills will not only be high from the start, but they will continue to add up if the injury affects your body long term. The treatment that comes with these types of injuries can often result in time off work, meaning lost income. TBIs can end up creating a high financial burden. If this injury is due to the negligence or fault of another person, you should not be left dealing with this burden on your own.
You deserve compensation for all of the medical bills, time off work, and pain and suffering that you have had to deal with due to your traumatic brain injury. There is no reason that you should be left on your own trying to pay for all of these things when the injury was due to the negligence of another individual.
If you or a loved one has acquired a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of someone else in any way, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Head injuries are not something to be taken lightly. Call Finney Law Office, LLC, today to get started.