Brain Damage Effects and Consequences

June 1, 2019 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Brain Damage Effects and Consequences

Brain Damage Caused by Accidents

Injuries to the head, skull, and brain are not only common but have some of the most severe consequences of any injury. It goes without saying that our brains are possibly our most essential and coincidentally fragile organ. People from all walks of life and in all kinds of situations can find themselves involved in accidents where they suffer a blow to the head and suffer a traumatic brain injury. Whether it is a car accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice, an accident that causes a traumatic brain injury that injures the brain will often have long-reaching consequences.

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits

Those that have suffered brain damage as a result of traumatic brain injuries will have to face the fact that their life will suffer a severe decline in terms of quality of life. Careers can be ruined, relationships ended, and mental stability compromised as a result of severe brain injuries. On top of that is the prospect of recurring medical expenses that can ruin someone's financial stability. In the event that a traumatic brain injury was suffered because of a liable party's negligence than a plaintiff may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit or claim in order to seek compensation. Seeking compensation for damages caused by traumatic brain injuries can be an intensive and difficult ordeal that requires professional assistance. Consider hiring an attorney as your legal representation when filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. When a traumatic brain injury victim hires an experienced lawyer well versed in cases involving traumatic brain injuries, they ensure that their case has the best chance possible at recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible. The lawyers of Dolman law group have years of experience when it comes to assisting those that have suffered brain damage because of a traumatic brain injury and are ready to speak to you about how they can help and what legal options may be available to you in your pursuit of compensation. To schedule a free consultation on your case with Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA fill out one of our online contact forms or call us at 727-451-6900.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury is a category of injury to the brain where a force acts upon the head and inflicts damage to the brain. This type of injury is typically characterized by its effects upon a victim's cognitive abilities and regulation of bodily functions. Traumatic brain injuries can be suffered either via a direct physical blow to the head or in some cases can be suffered through violent jerking or shaking motions. Regardless of the cause. The results are typically the same. Since the brain is essentially the control center for the entire human body, any damage to it results in a number of issues ranging from simple mood swings to issues speaking. Traumatic brain injuries come in all shapes and sizes. Among the most common include: Concussions: A concussion may be on the milder side of the traumatic brain injury spectrum but it is no less serious than any other traumatic brain injury. Concussions are suffered when someone suffers a blow to the head sufficiently strong enough to cause damage that interferes with cognitive function. People that suffer concussions typically feel headaches, dizziness, an inability to focus, and drowsiness. Concussions can be quite serious since they put the brain in a vulnerable state where a following traumatic brain injury can cause second-impact syndrome. Brain Contusions: Blows to the brain that cause bruising also called “contusions”. These injuries can lead to brain damage depending on the severity of the injury. Coup-Contrecoup Injuries: a coup-contrecoup injury is when the brain is crushed against the front of the skull because of deacceleration (coup) or hits the back of the skull and is injured (contrecoup). This injury is typical of car accidents where drivers rapidly deaccelerate, Diffuse Axonal Brain Injuries: when the brain scrapes upon the inside bits of the skull and shears axons then that is called a diffuse axonal brain injury. This injury is more common when people are involved in car wrecks. Penetrating Brain Injuries: a penetrating brain injury is when a foreign object makes its way into the skull and into the brain. As expected, this will result in significant injury to the brain.

Long Term Brain Damage From Traumatic Brain Injuries

When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury they are at immense risk to suffer brain damage. When the brain suffers trauma in some form then there is a chance that brain cells will suffer damage which has a very negative effect on the brain's cognitive abilities. People that suffer brain damage are at risk for such things like memory loss, reduced problem-solving abilities, speech problems, problems with sensation and perception, as well as poor motor function. This can destroy any hope at future career opportunities and can make everyday life incredibly difficult.

Seek and Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Attorney

An experienced brain injury attorney knows the long term costs of neuropsychological problems caused by TBI. He or she will aggressively seek the maximum amount possible as compensation for medical expenses past and future, lost income, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life as well as punitive damages in some cases. Unlike some law firms that try to settle quickly for an easy profit, Choosing a good brain injury law firm has the resources to front the cost of litigation and the desire to go the distance to receive the maximum award. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA has won many large cash settlements for the victims of traumatic brain injury for neuropsychiatric problems. If you or a loved one suffered a head injury contact a brain injury attorney at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA for a free evaluation of your case. You could be entitled to a significant cash award. Call us at 727-451-6900 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation on your case. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA  800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33765 727-451-6900


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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