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When you file an injury claim following a TBI, you can pursue compensation for the harm you have suffered due to your injury. This includes the immediate costs you incur, such as ER bills, as well as your long-term expenses and changes to your quality of life.
Here are some of the types of compensable losses you could include in your TBI claim:
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of injury that happens when a sudden trauma damages the brain. This can occur when the head suddenly and violently hits an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.
TBIs can range from mild, causing a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to severe, resulting in extended unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury.
When someone suffers a TBI, the brain experiences a disruption in everyday functioning. This disruption can affect the brain’s cells and nerves. The force of impact can cause the brain to bounce or twist in the skull, possibly leading to chemical changes or damage in the brain.
TBIs can result in bleeding, bruising, torn tissues, and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a significant health concern in the United States, affecting millions and leading to numerous hospitalizations and deaths annually.
The following statistics highlight the prevalence and severity of this issue:
Traumatic brain injuries come in various forms, each with unique characteristics and potential health consequences. Below are some common examples of brain injuries (not all of which are traumatic brain injuries).
Concussions result from blows or jolts to the head that disrupt brain function. Symptoms can include headaches, confusion, dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea, and temporary loss of consciousness. Some people also experience memory loss, fatigue, or sleep disturbances. While most people recover fully from concussions, repeat concussions can lead to long-term neurological problems.
Brain contusions are bruises on the brain tissue resulting from direct impacts, such as falls or car accidents. These injuries can lead to swelling and increased pressure inside the skull, potentially causing further damage.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and include confusion, drowsiness, and seizures. In severe cases, contusions might require surgical intervention to relieve pressure.
These injuries occur when the brain moves back and forth in the skull due to a severe rotational force, causing tears in connective brain tissues. This disrupts the brain’s regular chemical processes and can lead to swelling, causing additional damage. Symptoms include unconsciousness, persistent headaches, and seizures.
Coup-contrecoup injuries involve the brain sustaining direct injury under the site of impact (coup) and the brain’s opposite side (contrecoup) due to the force of the injury.
These injuries cause contusions in both areas, often resulting from vehicle accidents or falls. Symptoms can include confusion, headaches, dizziness, and nausea, depending on the injury’s location and severity.
Hypoxic brain injuries happen when the brain receives insufficient oxygen, often due to medical emergencies like cardiac arrest or respiratory problems. This lack of oxygen can lead to cognitive and motor impairments, including memory loss, reduced executive functions, and physical coordination difficulties.
These injuries occur when the brain gets no oxygen at all, leading to the rapid death of brain cells. Causes can include choking, drowning, or cardiac arrest. Survivors of anoxic brain injuries often face severe cognitive and physical issues, including memory loss, reduced problem-solving abilities, and motor dysfunction.
These injuries occur when an object, like a bullet or sharp fragment, pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. They can cause severe localized damage, bleeding, infection, and increased intracranial pressure. The severity and effect of these injuries depend on the object’s trajectory and the brain areas it affects.
This rare but dangerous condition occurs when someone sustains a second concussion before the first has fully healed, typically in rapid succession. This can compromise the brain’s ability to regulate blood flow and pressure, leading to rapid and severe swelling. Symptoms can progress rapidly from mild confusion to loss of consciousness and life-threatening complications.
Traumatic brain injuries are a significant health concern and can result from a wide variety of incidents, ranging from everyday activities to more extreme situations.
Here are some common examples of the causes of TBIs:
Filing an insurance claim after a TBI is often a complex and challenging process, mainly because insurance companies employ numerous tactics to minimize payouts.
For example, they might question the severity of your injury, arguing that it’s less serious than you claim. They might also delay the processing of your claim, hoping you’ll accept a lower settlement out of desperation or financial need.
Sometimes, insurance companies deny claims based on technicalities or minor errors in the paperwork. Another common tactic is offering a quick settlement that might seem tempting but is often much less than you deserve. This is where having a lawyer can make all the difference.
A TBI lawyer understands these tactics and knows how to counter them effectively. They can prepare your claim to accurately reflect the severity of your injury and how it has affected your life.
A lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company, fighting for a fair settlement covering your medical expenses, lost income, and other related costs.
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you’ll want to take specific steps to protect your well-being and your legal rights.
First and foremost, follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations closely. Adhere to their advice. This might include taking prescribed medications, attending therapy sessions, or following specific rest or activity guidelines.
Next, start gathering evidence that relates to your injury. This might include medical records, photographs of the injury or accident scene, and witness statements if available. This evidence will be essential if you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit.
Finally, contact a knowledgeable Joliet TBI attorney. A lawyer can provide valuable guidance on how to proceed with your claim. They can get you the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, income losses, and more. Remember, time is often critical in these cases, so act promptly.
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