A traumatic brain injury can cause a great deal of pain and suffering for the victim and his or her family. Traumatic brain injuries can have permanent, life-altering consequences for the victim, including physical and mental impairment. They may also affect the victim’s ability to work or function in social situations. Unfortunately, many severe brain injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI) due to an accident caused by someone else, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the parties responsible. An experienced Rochester brain injury lawyer at Patterson Dahlberg Injury Lawyers will discuss your accident, your injuries, and your options so you can receive financial relief and move toward establishing a better quality of life.
Traumatic Brain Injury Experts
Lawyers at Patterson Dahlberg are well-versed in the area of traumatic brain injuries. While we can’t change what happened to you, we can help you acquire the compensation that you need to pay for the following types of expenses:
- Lost wages due to missing work
- Current and future medical expenses to treat your injuries
- Pain, suffering, emotional distress, and disability.
You could also receive compensation for your inability to continue social, occupational, and recreational activities.
Brain injuries are very serious and they permanently affect a person’s quality of life. If they affect your ability to work, they can have a huge impact on your financial situation, not to mention the expenses associated with treatment. It is important to remove the financial stress and facilitate healing.
Common Brain Injury Causes
The most common causes of brain trauma include motor vehicle accidents, falling objects, heavy equipment accidents, slip and fall accidents, accidents causing oxygen deprivation, athletics, assault, and anything involving blunt force trauma to the head. Some severe brain injuries can also be caused by workplace accidents.
Although it is widely believed that a person must be knocked unconscious to have suffered a brain injury, the truth is that all it takes is a significant jolt to the head. Even if you have not lost consciousness during the event that caused the brain injury, you could still suffer a concussion or mild brain injury, which can have its own serious consequences.
Car accidents are among the most common causes of brain injuries, causing everything from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury. Seemingly minor accidents can have long-term consequences if your brain is jolted enough. Furthermore, not all car accident-related brain injuries appear immediately. Some arise a few days after the accident and take a long time to resolve.
Workers in a variety of industries are at risk of suffering a brain injury while involved in on-the-job duties. In such cases, workers’ compensation can help with the financial stress associated with an accident. Workers’ compensation claims can be complex, however. Working with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate the process and ensure you get the full amount you’re entitled to.
Brain injuries are typically classified as either mild, moderate, or severe, depending on whether or not the victim lost consciousness and how long the victim lost consciousness. Traumatic brain injury symptoms include:
- Losing consciousness (though this is not necessary for all brain injuries)
- Memory problems
- Vision difficulties
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Ringing in ears
- Difficulty speaking
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Mood swings
Fighting for Your Quality of Life
We believe traumatic brain injury victims who suffered their injury through no fault of their own should fight for the compensation they deserve. These personal injury claims can be very complicated cases, but traumatic brain injury lawyers at Patterson Dahlberg Injury Lawyers have the resources, knowledge, and experience to advocate for our clients.
The types of brain injury cases that we handle include:
- Skull fractures leading to brain injury
- Head injury resulting in brain injury
- Coup and countercoup brain injuries
- Subdural hematoma
- Post-Concussive Syndrome
- Cerebral Anoxia
- Permanent disability
These injuries can require intensive therapy, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These treatments are expensive because the goal is to sustain the highest quality of life possible. Plus, brain injuries can cause a wide range of additional health problems, and can increase your risk of health problems as you age.
That is why your Rochester injury attorney will fight hard for you. You could have difficulty speaking, walking, remembering things, controlling movements, and much more. Because the brain controls the actions of the body, a brain injury can have a devastating effect on your level of comfort and quality of life.
Contact A Rochester Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injuries are devastating. Your quality of life could be permanently affected. Motor skills, speech, the ability to walk, memory, eyesight, and hearing are just some of the things that can be compromised, all of which affect your long-term enjoyment of life. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, call Patterson Dahlberg Injury Lawyers today at 507-424-3000 for a free consultation.