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Brain injuries, often referred to as traumatic brain injuries or TBI, affect over 1.7 million Americans annually. Traumatic brain injuries can occur following a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, and construction accidents. The impact does not need to be severe. A traumatic brain injury can occur due to a routine medical procedure gone awry, birth accident, or a simple fall. In addition, these serious injuries can lead to permanent disabilities, constant hospitalizations, and an inability to maintain employment, resulting in billions of dollars of medical expenses and financial losses each year.
If you or a loved one suffers from a brain injury that was caused by another's negligence, the law is on your side. You have legal recourse via a personal injury claim. At the Stellute Law Firm, we know how traumatic a permanent injury can be, and we can help you get your affairs in order, investigate your claims, and advocate for your right to compensation in court. Over the past 50 years, The Stellute Law Firm has handled thousands of claims such as yours and is ready and eager to help you fight for justice.
For a free consultation, call The Stellute Law Firm today at (757) 722-2815.
Brain Injury Symptoms
Often times, due to shock, you may not realize that you have suffered from a brain injury until it is too late. Common signs of brain injury are:
Loss of Consciousness
Depression or Anxiety
Frequent Mood Swings
Clear fluids (cerebrospinal fluids) leaking from the nose or ears
Not all symptoms will likely be present, but if you experience any of the above symptoms following an accident, you need to see a medical doctor immediately.
Types of Brain Injuries
The most common type of brain injury is the concussion. While serious, most individuals are able to fully recover from concussions with no adverse side effects. Concussions are usually caused by impact or fall-related accidents.
A contusion is a bruise on the brain caused by impact or fall-related accidents. When the force of the accident causes the brain to move, capillaries can burst, creating a contusion. Contusions often result in splitting headaches, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, and drowsiness.
Intra-cranial pressure is a common side effect of brain injury that occurs when the brain swells as part of the healing process. Like how your face may swell if you are hit in the face, your brain also swells. However, your brain is confined within your skull, and your skull does not expand to make room for your swollen brain. Intra-cranial pressure can cause serious and long-lasting side effects and in some cases may be lethal.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Not all brain injuries are caused by personal injury accidents. However, if someone's actions or failure to act caused the accident which resulted in your brain injury, that individual is liable for damages. Brain injuries can occur in a wide variety of different situations, including:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Train and Plane accidents
Slip and Falls
Medical Malpractice Accidents
Hit and Runs
The Stellute Law Firm handles all types of personal injury claims and can help you pursue compensation for your brain injury.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Virginia Brain Injury Lawyers Today!
The last thing you want to worry about is how to pay your medical bills and provide for your family. With The Stellute Law Firm on your side, you will have the right tools to aggressively pursue your personal injury claim.
For a free consultation on your brain injury, call The Stellute Law Firm to schedule an appointment at our Hampton Roads office (757) 722-2815.