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Traumatic Brain Injury

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you know the enormous emotional and financial impact it can have on a family. In many cases, recovery and regaining balance can take a lifetime, not only for the injured individual, but for his or her family as well. One moment your life is normal, and in the next, it’s abruptly changed.

The brain injury lawyers at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran understand the delicacy of these kinds of cases, and can help you resolve your lawsuit as quickly as possible while you concentrate on your recovery.

Traumatic brain injuries are overwhelming and life changing, and their effects are often not immediately obvious to the outside observer. The brain is an organ as subtle as it is vital, and what looks to be a minor injury can reveal itself to be devastating if certain portions of the brain are impaired.

What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injury?

In 2010 alone, 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurred as either an isolated injury or along with other injuries, according to the Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC). Caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury, traumatic brain injuries disturb the standard functions of the brain with intensity that ranges from “mild” to “severe.” Symptoms may appear right away, or may not present themselves for days or weeks after the traumatic injury.

Mild brain injury

This is defined as one resulting in loss of consciousness from 20 minutes to 6 hours and a Glasgow Coma Scale of 9 to 12. Even though this type of injury is called “mild,” its effect on the injured and his or her family can be devastating.

Symptoms include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Visual disturbances
  • Memory loss
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • Sleep disorders
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Loss or diminished sense of smell
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds
  • Confusion
  • Frustration at work or when performing common tasks

Severe brain injury

This is defined as a brain injury resulting in loss of consciousness of greater than 6 hours and a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3 to 8.

Symptoms include the following:

  • Loss of cognitive functions
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • Memory loss
  • Reduced speed of processing
  • Impulsiveness
  • Speech and language difficulties (including aphasia and slurred speech)
  • Difficulties reading or writing
  • Difficulties with sensory interpretation
  • Difficulties with vision
  • Difficulties with hearing
  • Loss or diminished sense of smell or taste
  • Seizures
  • Dependent behaviors
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep disorders

It’s not just a case, it’s your life.

It’s not just a case, it’s your life.

What damages can a brain injury lawyer help recover?

While a monetary settlement will not help you heal any sooner, it can go a long way toward helping you cover the cost of recovery. It will also help you move on with life after your accident. A personal injury law firm with experience in brain injury cases may be able to help you claim the following damages:

  • Medical expenses (including rehabilitation and ongoing nursing help)
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Emotional distress

How do I take legal action after a traumatic brain injury?

The brain injury lawyers at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran will take every step possible to bring the responsible party to an accountable position, and help you obtain a considerable financial settlement to help cover the costs of your expenses. Your claim or lawsuit will also take into consideration any non-economic losses you may have suffered, including loss of companionship, pain, and suffering.

It will not cost you anything to come in for a consultation. At Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran, PLLC, all personal injury consultations are given free of charge.

Our brain injury lawyers are here to provide you with trusted, effective and responsive legal counsel. We’ll focus on your claim, allowing you to focus on moving forward towards recovery.

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