The Traumatic Brain Injury Basics

- Samuel Kane

Brain injuries are often referred to as an “invisible” injury. This is not only because the brain and the damage it has suffered is not visible to the naked eye. It is because to an outside observer, someone with brain damage may still appear to be displaying “normal” behavior.

At the law office of Samuel I. Kane P.A., we have represented several brain injury victims and we understand the catastrophic impact which even a “mild” traumatic brain injury can have on your quality of life. Our team of personal injury attorneys want you to have the information you need so that you can best address your health and your concerns.

What Is a Brain Injury?

A brain injury typically occurs when the head suffers a blow, a bump, is shaken, or is penetrated. You do not need to be in an major accident to suffer from a brain injury.

A concussion: A concussion occurs when the brain has been violently shaken by a blow or a jolt to the head. It can result in permanent brain damage.

A “closed” head injury: “Open” head injuries are obvious because they likely involve external bleeding. But individuals can also suffer from a “closed” head injury. One of the most common type is whiplash.

Acquired brain injury: This occurs when a victim’s brain cells have been deprived of oxygen. Some of the most common incidents which result in an acquired brain injury include medication misuse, exposure to toxic substances, and near-drowning accidents.

What Are the Symptoms?

A victim’s symptoms will vary depending on the severity and type of brain damage suffered, and some symptoms can develop over a period of time. Common traumatic brain injury symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Persistent headache
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision

Changes in Your Behavior, Mood and/or Cognitive Function

Children may display different brain injury symptoms, such as irritability, listlessness, a lack of interest in their favorite activities and toys, or losing a newly acquired skill.

If you believe that someone is legally liable for the traumatic injury which you or a loved one has suffered, you need to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney who specializes in traumatic brain injury litigation such as one of our attorneys at the law offices of Samuel I. Kane P.A. Our law firm has helped victims obtain the compensation to which they are entitled for their injuries – and we offer free case evaluations to everyone.

Call to schedule your free consultation today at (575) 526-5263.