Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is different than other injuries. The signs of TBI may not be readily observed or understood by others. TBI victims may fail to understand the seriousness of the symptoms they are experiencing. This is why anyone who has been involved in an accident of any kind should be checked out by a doctor immediately. A victim may have TBI and not realize it.
TBI also affects people in different ways. The harm can depend on how the injury occurred and which part of the brain has been impacted. Although some TBI cases are mild, others may have lifetime consequences for victims and their families.
At the Sevenish Law Firm, our Indianapolis traumatic brain injury attorneys have nearly three decades of experience with assisting those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or other wrongdoing of another. We understand how injuries affect the brain’s functions. We also appreciate the impact that TBI can have on the lives of victims and their families. Our Indiana brain injury lawyers will aggressively seek the compensation that you deserve.
Further, we are active members and recognized by the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association. To discuss how our injury attorneys can help you, please contact us today. We serve clients in Indianapolis and across Indiana. We can provide a free, immediate consultation.
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) typically occurs when a person’s head strikes a fixed object or when an object hits the head or penetrates the brain. It also results from being violently shaken, which can cause the brain to slam against the skull.
How does a TBI affect the brain?
As the Brain Injury Association of America describes, TBI involves damage to neurons, or nerve cells. The neurons form tracts that transmit messages to different parts of the brain, which in turn transmit messages to different parts of the body and allow us to function. When neurons are damaged, it prevents the body from carrying out specific functions.
For example, the frontal lobe of the brain controls our ability to concentrate. If this part of the brain is damaged, a person may be unable to focus on job tasks or even on tasks as simple as tying one’s shoes.
At Sevenish Law Firm, our Indianapolis brain injury attorneys frequently encounter brain injuries when helping clients. This is because TBI is a common result of accidents that are caused by others’ negligence. The injury may occur in:
- Motor vehicle accidents – Accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are, in fact, the leading cause of TBI, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Slip and falls – These are especially a concern when the victim is an elderly resident of a nursing home
- Workplace accidents – Falls from ladders, scaffolds or roofs may result in TBI, and workers may also suffer injuries when struck by tools, equipment or debris or when exposed to explosive blasts
- Sports- and recreation-related accidents – Children, in particular, can suffer TBI when they are not given adequate protective equipment (football helmets, for example) or when they are not properly supervised
- Assaults – A person may suffer brain injury when an assault occurs due to a property owner or landlord’s negligent failure to provide adequate security.
If you have been involved in any accident, you should take seriously any signs or symptoms of TBI, including headaches, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, blurred vision, slurred speech, and nausea. See a medical professional without delay.
Consequences of a Head Injury
TBI can range in severity. For instance, a concussion is a mild form of TBI. A victim may only suffer the effects of the concussion for a few days or weeks. However, a more severe form of TBI can lead to a permanent disability, coma or death.
A TBI victim may need extensive medical treatment, including:
- Emergency care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Mental health counseling
- Long-term hospitalization, nursing care or residency in an assisted-living facility.
The victim may also be unable to return to a job he or she once had or to return to work at all. Family members may be unable to enjoy the services or love, care and affection that a victim once provided them. They may be burdened with helping the victim to perform basic tasks such as eating, dressing, and bathing.
Contacting an Indianapolis Brain Injury Lawyer
Attorney Randall “Randy” Sevenish understands and appreciates the costs and challenges faced by TBI victims and their loved ones. He is committed to seeking just compensation if the injury has been caused by another’s misconduct.
Our law firm can thoroughly investigate the cause of the TBI in your case by drawing on the skills that Randy has acquired through many years as a law enforcement officer as well as an attorney. We can also consult with medical experts, rehabilitation specialists, life-care planners and economists to determine the full extent of the injury and losses you and your family have suffered.
Ultimately, our firm can negotiate aggressively with the at-fault party’s insurance company or take your case to court in order to pursue just compensation.
It starts by contacting Sevenish Law Firm, by phone or online and arranging a free, confidential and timely consultation. We promise to carefully review your case and answer your questions. If we take on your case, our Indianapolis brain injury attorney will represent you with the integrity, honor and discipline you deserve. We will charge no attorney fees unless you recover compensation.