Nashville Head Injury Lawyers
Helping You Seek Recovery after a Serious Traumatic Brain Injury
The brain is one of the most delicate organs in the body, and when it is impacted, the effects can have consequences for thinking, emotion, sensation, and language. Those who have suffered a concussion, which is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and their families know that concussions can have serious long-term effects, and that recovery is not always easy.
At the law offices of Bednarz Law, our experienced Nashville brain injury attorneys can assist you in seeking recovery if your concussion was caused by the negligent actions of another party. Contact us today to learn more via your free consultation.
Causes of Concussions
A concussion is caused by a blow or jolt to the head, or sudden acceleration or deceleration or the head, that causes the brain to slide back and forth with force against the inner walls of the skull. This phenomenon can occur when a person is involved in an accident, or suffers a sports injury, such as a tackle in football. Car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and more are all common causes of concussions.
Signs of a Concussion
The signs and symptoms of a concussion will vary depending upon the severity of the concussion. Some of the most common signs and symptoms include:
- Nausea or vomiting;
- Loss of consciousness;
- Slurred speech; and dizziness.
In children, a change of eating and sleeping patterns, excessive crying, and lack of interest in toys are all common signs of a concussion. Sometimes, the symptoms of a concussion can take a day or two to set in, and may include trouble sleeping or staying asleep, changes in tastes or smell, irritability or other emotional problems, or a sensitivity to light or sound.
Because concussions don’t always show symptoms immediately, it is important to go to the doctor’s office for an assessment if you suffer a blow to the head, even if you feel “okay” initially.
How a Concussion Could Change Your Life
While some concussions are minor and the affected person will be able to return to life as normal, others can be severe. In fact, long-term changes can affect a person’s memory and ability to reason or think logically, ability to learn or retain new information, ability to control emotions, and sensations like sight and balance. What’s more, a TBI can also increase the risk of brain disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
All of these effects of a TBI could affect a person’s relationships, ability to work, and personal life. Of course, economic damages from a TBI may also include medical expenses and loss of earning capacity.
Start the Process of Recovering the Compensation to Which You’re Entitled
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury that would not have occurred but for the negligence of another party, you deserve to be compensated for the losses you’ve suffered. At the firm of Bednarz Law, our compassionate Nashville traumatic brain injury attorneys are available to start working on your case today, and will provide you with the level of knowledgeable legal representation and empathy you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.