Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Help Arkansas Accident Victims
Helping families dealing with concussions, comas and rehabilitation
Brain injuries can happen in an instant, but their effects can last a lifetime. Victims of brain damage often suffer cognitive, behavioral and motor problems. Recovery is often a long, slow process for head injury victims and their families. Many brain injuries are caused by some type of impact such as a crash, a collision, a fall or blow from a projectile. These injuries, caused by contact with some outside object, are collectively known as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Over 275,000 Americans are diagnosed with TBI each year. James, Carter & Priebe, LLP helps head trauma patients get the care that they need by pursuing negligent parties for monetary damages. Our skilled litigators have the experience necessary to get justice for Arkansas TBI victims.
Causes of traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injury is the result of damage to the brain, which can come in forms such as:
- Bruising. When the head collides with an object or surface, the brain often slams against the inside of the skull. This can cause bruising of the brain which can range from mild to severe.
- Tearing. Sudden acceleration or deceleration of the brain can cause different types of tissue with different densities to move at different speeds. In these cases, the brain tissue can actually tear apart. This is known as diffuse axonal injury.
- Contact. When the skull is broken or penetrated, an object may actually touch and damage the brain. These are known as open-head injuries and are often the result of projectiles such as bullets.
- Pressure. An injured brain can lose its ability to regulate the pressure in the brain cavity. Swelling and pressure can damage brain tissue after the initial injury.
Regardless of the cause of a brain injury, symptoms can range from mild to deadly. In fact, TBI contributes to an estimated 30% of injury-related deaths, or about 50,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Our legal team assists families dealing with all types of head injuries.
Recognizing and diagnosing brain injuries
Some brain injuries are obvious, such as open-head injuries where a projectile or skull fragments impact the brain. In many other cases, however, it may not immediately be apparent whether an impact has caused injury. Some signs of brain trauma include nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light and confusion. Symptoms often change over time. If you have suffered any type of head impact, it is important that you seek medical attention for a professional diagnosis. Your doctor may use medical imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans, to see what is going on inside your brain. A doctor can also administer neuropsychological tests to determine if brain function has been impaired. Our Arkansas accident attorneys work to get you the medical care that you need.
Long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries
People who have sustained brain damage often suffer from a variety of deficits and problems. Every injury is different but some typical difficulties for head trauma patients include:
- Emotional issues
- Balance and motor problems
- Cognitive deficits
- Speech problems
- Parkinson’s disease
At James, Carter & Priebe, LLP, we understand that brain injuries have long-term effects which necessitate long-term support and care. In negotiations and litigation, we work to get our clients the compensation they will need for a lifetime of assistance and medical care.
Trust us when a brain injury has left a family member in need of care
Whether you are seeking help dealing with your own injury or wondering how you will care for a relative who will need years of medical assistance, the attorneys at the Arkansas law firm of James, Carter & Priebe, LLP will help you get justice. Our attorneys have skill and experience in the courtroom and work tirelessly to get clients the compensation they need to live with their injuries. To learn how we can help, call us today at 866.716.3242 or contact us online.