A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a person received an impact to the head. At The Barnes Firm, our brain injury lawyers have seen how motor vehicle accidents, medical mistakes and falls can cause traumatic brain injuries.
Our team of brain injury attorneys work with some of the area’s top brain experts to help our clients and their families get the best results possible from an injury claim. We understand how a brain injury can severely affect your way of life.
If you or a family member has suffered any type of brain injury, contact us immediately – or give us a call.
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Concussion from Car Accident
Car accidents are the cause of all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States.
These incidents usually happen when a person’s head hits an object, such as a windshield or headrest, with such force that it causes the brain to move within the skull.
Brain injuries, such as concussions, can develop immediately or over a long period of time as the tissue swells and bleeds.
Brain injuries can happen in any type of accident, but they are most severe in side-impact car accidents, or T-bone accidents. This is due to the high probability of a person’s head striking the window. Side-impact air bags have helped reduce these injuries, but they are still the most common injury in car accidents today.
Defective Air Bags
When air bags do not work properly, head injuries can be amplified. In many cases, defective air bags have killed and paralyzed innocent drivers and passengers. They’re also responsible for millions of auto recalls over the last few years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that defective air bags have killed hundreds of people in car accidents, while a functional air bag could have saved their lives.
Medical Malpractice Brain Injuries
- Medical mistakes are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., affecting 250,000 families each year. These mistakes can also cause serious and permanent injuries. In fact, many traumatic brain injuries occur during childbirth, when a negligent doctor does one of the following:
- Delays a necessary c-section
- Fails to address complications
- Commits errors, causing a traumatic delivery
In most medical circumstances, a brain injury could have been avoided, or at the very least, minimized if doctors and hospital staff members followed proper patient safety guidelines. These mistakes are considered medical malpractice.
Concussions in Children
Personal Injury Lawyer Helping Children With Birth Injury
Each year, roughly 100,000 children are hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries. These can stem from a variety of different accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Child abuse
In recent years, researchers have found just how devastating these brain injuries can be, and they’re often difficult to diagnose in a child.
Children who suffer a concussion or other TBI can have normal or above average IQ scores immediately after the injury, but their brains can develop significant problems over the next few weeks, months and years. These injuries can make it difficult for children to organize their lives or make logical daily decisions.
If you believe your son or daughter has suffered a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, it is crucial to take the proper steps now. Contact us or call one of our brain injury attorneys for a FREE consultation.
The Barnes Firm 1-(800) 800-0000
Symptoms of a Concussion
There are many symptoms of a concussion or a brain injury, and it can often be difficult to diagnose.
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury, you probably have a lot of questions. Our team of experienced brain injury attorneys can help.
There are also a number of institutions and groups with one common goal: to help victims of concussions and TBIs. These resources have been very helpful to victims and their families.