The Law Offices of Attorney Robert Brenner represent people who suffer from head or brain injuries, also referred to as traumatic brain injury (TBI). Each year in the United States, millions of people suffer from traumatic brain or head injuries.
A head injury or TBI occurs when the head is struck or hit. A blow to the head usually results in a concussion. Even a minor concussion can have serious long-term consequences if it damages vital portions of the brain.
When the head is seriously hit, the brain may twist within the skull. The rotation and disruption of the brain inside the skull will sever or shear the brain’s long connecting nerve fibers. This damage can be microscopic and difficult to measure. In cases involving “mild brain injury,” the effects may not be long term, but more severe brain injury can result in a reduction of physical and psychological skills and irreversible cognitive deficits.
Physical deficits can include impaired walking, balance and coordination, fine-motor skills, and strength. Cognitive deficits include difficulty with speech, information processing, memory, and perceptual skills. Psychological status is also often altered. People suffering from traumatic brain injury often exhibit changes in personality and lifestyle. If you have suffered a blow to the head and are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you should see a doctor.
If you would like to learn more about a head or brain injury or have any questions regarding your legal rights, please contact us.
October 13, 2015