Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): What Is It, Causes, Type?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI occurs when the head or body sustains a violent blow or jolt. Traumatic brain injuries can also occur after any object goes through brain tissue, such as a shattered piece of skull or a bullet. Mild traumatic brain injuries can have short term affects as the brain cells are temporarily damaged. However, if you sustain a more-serious TBI, you may have bleeding, torn tissues, bruising, or other life-threatening damages to the brain. These complications are long-term and sometimes result in death. Traumatic brain injuries can happen from a vehicle-related collision, a sports injury, a fall, any combat injury such as an explosive blast, or violence whether assault or domestic. Babies who have been shaken violently suffer from the traumatic brain injury known as shaken baby syndrome.

There are several different ways that the brain can be affected after a traumatic brain injury including a vegetative state, a minimally conscious state, brain death, or a coma. You may also begin to experience seizures, vertigo, headaches, infections, fluid buildup in the brain, and blood vessel damage which could lead to a stroke or blood clots.

These are just a few of the side effects and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. To prevent such dangerous injuries from happening to you, make sure that you always wear a helmet while riding a bike, skateboarding, snowboarding, or riding a motorcycle. You must always pay attention to your surroundings when crossing the street, driving, or walking through a trail. Do not drink and drive or drink and use heavy machinery, this goes for drugs as well, prescribed or not. Always wear your seatbelt in your vehicle, and children should always be in the back of the vehicle in their appropriate car seat for their size and weight.

At Carrollton Injury Law, we are the PERSONAL, personal injury law firm.  We fully understand that our clients are the lifeblood of our continued success.  We believe in making our clients happy so they will continue to refer their friends and family members to us.  We have found that caring for our clients’ needs not only makes them happier, but also continual client communication leads to a more efficient and more successful recovery in the end.  We want to be continually informed about your treatment for painful injuries, your limitations in life due to someone else’s negligence, your lost wages, your disfigurement or scarring, your permanent impairment, your pain and suffering in the past and future, etc. All of this information is vital to a successful handling of your personal injury claim.

We take pride in keeping our clients apprised of all developments in their cases.  We also take the time to explain every aspect of your case to you in words that you can understand.  You will receive a copy of every document produced or attained in the handling of your case.

We also take pride in the fact that when you call with a legal question for an attorney, an attorney will take your call.  If your attorney is in court, you will receive a return phone call within one business day, usually the same day.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident or by the carelessness of another, we can help. Please call or text 972-360-9898. You may also send us a message. We serve the surrounding cities around Carrollton, such as, Farmers Branch, Trinity Mills, Addison, Gribble, Inwood, Bethel, University Park, Richardson, The Colony, Buckingham, Prestonwood and Coppell.

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