What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head. Common causes include car or motorcycle crashes, falls, sports injuries, and assaults. Injuries can range from mild concussions to severe permanent brain damage.
TBI is classified by medical professionals as “severe” or “mild”.
- Severe brain injury is associated with a lengthy loss of consciousness and memory loss after a head injury. Severe TBI can result in difficulty with higher-level cognitive function (thinking, short/long-term memory, judgment, reasoning). It may also cause limited function of arms and legs, speech problems and emotional problems.
- Mild TBI is associated with a short loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation. Mild TBI is often not diagnosed until months after an injury, because MRI and CT scans to the head are often normal. But soon the family of the person with mild TBI begins to notice that he or she is “different.” The injured person may have headaches, difficulty thinking, memory loss, and changes in temperament.
I have successfully handled numerous brain injury cases. I am a member of various educational and advocacy groups, including the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina and the Brain Injury Association of America. I work alongside neurologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and others to prepare and present brain injury cases. The sooner you call me and let me start working on your case, the better off you will be. Remember, evidence disappears and memories fade. Call me right now, and let me help you.