What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury results from a blow or jolt to the head that does or does not penetrate the skull. Brain injuries can also result from lack of oxygen to the brain. Traumatic Brain Injuries can cause lowered or altered consciousness and/or diminished mental and motor ability. Approximately 1.5 million people every year suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries, according to the CDC 50,000 people every year die as a result of Traumatic Brain Injuries. The effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury can be long lasting and will change the family and loved ones of the victim as well the victim for the rest of their lives.
Symptoms Of TBI
Brain injuries are often the most challenging and hardest to recognize types of injuries a person can suffer. Often brain injuries take time to present themselves and the sufferers do not realize that the symptoms are connected to an accident or medical malpractice. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the below symptoms seek medical attention right away:
- Paralysis (partial or complete)
- Decline in Motor Skills
- Loss of Flexible Thinking
- Lack of Focus
- Mood Changes
- Difficulty with Language (Aphasia, Anomia, Agraphia, Alexia)
- Difficulty in Problem Solving
- Sleep Apnea
- Inability to Swallow
- Vision or Hearing Problems
- Inability to recognize familiar objects
If you suspect that you are suffering from any of the above symptoms or suspect that you have a traumatic brain injury seek medical attention. You should not settle the matter with an insurance company until you have sought qualified legal counsel regarding your case. It is unfortunate that insurance companies have a practice of offering to settle injuries for less than the fair cost to the victims.
Gain The Advantage Of Legal Counsel
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel we have the court room experience and negotiating skills to see that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and suffering as well as the current and on going medical costs resulting from traumatic brain injuries to which you are legally entitled. Let us put our decades of experience in these legal issues behind you, and fight for your rights. Before you talk to an insurance company or especially before you settle, seek experienced legal counsel. Please contact us at (618) 215-2412.