What Are the Most Common Traumatic Brain Injuries?

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When you suffer the effects of traumatic brain injuries, your life can change instantly. From losing coordination to experiencing seizures, all it takes is one negligent action to flip your life upside down. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury following an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Keep reading to learn how a Kaufman, Texas personal injury attorney can help you receive the justice you deserve for the injuries you’ve sustained.

What Are the Different Kinds of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Because there are several ways the brain can sustain traumatic injuries, this leads to a host of different injuries you can endure. Some of the most common injuries include the following:

  • Concussions

  • Contusions

  • Penetrating brain injury

  • Diffuse axonal injury

  •  Second impact syndrome

  • Hematomas

  • Hemorrhaging

These injuries can occur after a violent blow to the head. Often, being struck in the head can cause your brain to jolt, and hitting the inside of your skull can result in bruising, bleeding, and twisting. Generally, traumatic brain injuries occur as a result of something striking your head, like blunt force trauma, or your head hitting a surface like if you were to slip and fall, hitting your head on the floor.

What Should I Do Following an Injury?

If a car accident or slip and fall in a store caused the injury, ensuring you take the proper steps is vital. After any head injury, you should seek medical treatment. Unfortunately, some injuries, like concussions, don’t present symptoms right away. To avoid making the injury worse, seeing a doctor immediately is essential.

Seeing a doctor also helps establish a medical paper trail, which can help prove the severity of your injury during a legal battle. If you do not get treatment, an insurance adjuster or lawyer could claim your injuries were not that bad if you did not seek immediate medical attention.

Am I Eligible for Compensation?

If you were the victim of an accident that lead to a traumatic brain injury, you could be eligible for financial compensation. When another person’s negligence, like a distracted driver, causes you to suffer, they could potentially be eligible for economic and non-economic damages.

However, the statute of limitations in Texas to file a personal injury claim is two years, meaning you cannot wait to contact an attorney and file a claim. Waiting too long can also make it harder to prove your claim, as your memory could fade, and essential records can get lost over time.

Ensuring you have a component attorney present to help is crucial to keeping you safe. Harrell & Paulson can help ensure you get the justice you deserve for the injuries you’ve sustained at the hands of another negligent party.