An injury to the brain is one of the most serious bodily injuries that someone can sustain. A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes injury to the brain. Traffic accidents are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury. The symptoms of TBI can cover a wide range of injuries from mild to severe. If the injury is considered less severe, it is referred to as a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI). Unfortunately, many people suffering from MTBI go undiagnosed, since the symptoms may be easily dismissed or hard to detect.
Car accidents and falls account a significant number of MTBI in this country. Despite the use of the term "mild," any brain injury is a serious injury. Most often, a person with MTBI will not recognize the symptoms, thinking they are normal symptoms for someone who was recently in a car accident. They wait before seeking treatment, hoping the symptoms will go away, but they often don't. Some of the common symptoms of MTBI are headaches, sensitivity to light, confusion, blurred vision and changes in mood and behavior.
Sometimes the person suffering from these symptoms is not aware of changes in mood and it's actually the family or a loved one who notices that the injured person is more irritable or has trouble remembering things. However, whenever the brain is injured, it is a serious problem and you need a law firm experienced in handling these types of injuries.
If you or your loved one is suffering from what may be a MTBI, you need to seek out medical attention. Do not assume that the symptoms will go away. There are many different medical treatments available to help people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. As with any serious injury, the sooner you receive medical treatment, the better. The body has the ability to heal itself given time and treatment, and a brain injury is no exception.
A brain injury to you or a loved one can be a life–changing experience. Besides the emotional and physical toll that a traumatic brain injury takes on those involved, financial difficulties can also arise from loss of employment and expenses related to medical bills. In the unfortunate event of a TBI, you need to seek the advice of an experienced lawyer who can answer the questions you have and help you get the compensation you deserve.
At the Wolfe Law Firm, we understand the hardships that severe injuries such as traumatic or mild traumatic brain injury can cause and we are willing and able to help you deal with those issues. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury for any reason, contact the Wolfe Law Firm today for your free consultation. If we accept your case, we will represent you on a contingent–fee basis, meaning that you don't have to pay us unless we get money for you.