A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when trauma causes damage to the skull or the delicate tissue of the brain. Most commonly, TBIs are caused when an object or surface violently hits an individual’s skull. Symptoms of this type of incident can vary depending on the severity of the impact, and their intensity can range from mild to severe. The prognosis of an individual with this form of injury also varies depending on how much harm was caused.
The most common causes of TBI in the United States include violence, car accidents, injuries related to construction, slip-and-falls, and sports accidents. In cases where an accident was caused by an individual’s negligent behavior, victims may be able to bring their cases to court for possible financial compensation. In addition, product liability may come into play if an individual wore a defective helmet or a certain product did not function as intended.
An individual with moderate or severe TBI may experience the following symptoms:
If a TBI is severe enough, it can contribute to significant, long-term disability. Though there are certain rehabilitation methods that may be used to help a victim recover, a TBI can have a profound impact on one’s life, now and in the future. If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury because of another party’s reckless behavior, you deserve justice in a court of law.
To learn more about personal injury lawsuits and traumatic brain injuries, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® by calling (800) 242-2874 today.