Traumatic brain injuries can occur in any number of ways, but one thing is certain — damage to the brain is often irreversible. Unfortunately, more than one million people are treated for brain injuries in the United States every year. Whether this type of injury occurs as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a trucking accident, a farm accident, a fall, a construction or workplace injury, or some other cause, the effects are often devastating for the victims and their families.
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the injuries, medical costs, lost wages, suffering and more. Please contact one of the attorneys at Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell who are experienced in handling cases involving traumatic brain injuries for a free case evaluation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries — Major
Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by many external factors—usually involving a major trauma or impact or being shaken violently—but the physiological effects often include:
- Difficulty thinking, reasoning, and understanding words
- Memory loss or problems
- Shortened attention span
- Diminished problem-solving capability
- Speech impairment
- Sight and/or hearing difficulties
Major traumatic brain injuries, in general, are not reversible, and the person who has suffered this type of injury will often suffer from the effects of these conditions for the rest of his or her life.
Traumatic Brain Injuries — Minor
The word “minor” is actually misleading when it comes to traumatic brain injuries, as any harm to the brain is significant in nature. Minor brain injuries tend to have significant effects on a person, which include the following:
- Mild and/or moderate headaches
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Nausea or vomiting
- Change in mood
- Ringing in the ears
Your Legal Rights
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need to understand your legal rights. To learn more about your legal rights, please contact one of the experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell today. We will be happy to provide you with a free case evaluation and advise you as to your legal options. We look forward to hearing from you and we welcome the opportunity to serve and assist you.