Brain Injuries (TBI)
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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or head injury occurs when an outside force causes damage to the brain. Injury can result from direct impact to the skull or from acceleration/deceleration of the skull such as in a quick change of speed. Traumatic brain injuries can occur from a car accident, slip-and-fall, construction accident and elsewhere. These are very serious injuries that require the help and assistance of a personal injury attorney experienced with head injury claims.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI as a result of someone else’s negligence, our firm can help. At The Law Offices of Joseph Lamy, we have the resources, skills and experience to aggressively advocate for you throughout the legal process. Our Cranston brain injury attorney is always available, even giving out his personal cellphone number so that you can always reach him. No other firm makes itself so accessible to its clients!
Looking for a brain injury attorney in Cranston or throughout Rhode Island? Call our firm at 401-740-3122 to schedule a free, initial consultation. Hablamos Español!
Understanding Brain Injury Severity
The severity of a traumatic brain injury (often graded on the Glasgow Coma Scale) can range from relatively minor injuries to life-altering and fatal injuries. A person with a minor TBI may or may not lose consciousness.
Symptoms of a minor TBI may include the following and more:
- Loss of motor function and balance
- Ringing in the ears
- Altered sleep patterns
- Mood swings
- Blurred vision
A severe TBI will show symptoms similar to a minor injury but may also include:
- Headaches that will not go away
- Frequent vomiting
- Slurred speech
The long-term effects of a severe TBI can be life-changing and may result in a victim no longer being able to live independently. Worse results can include coma and even death. TBI is the leading cause of comas around the world. In addition, a recent medical journal indicated that 34% of TBI deaths occurred in car accidents and an additional 10% of TBI deaths were the result of a fall.
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If you lost consciousness following an accident or injury or are demonstrating other signs and symptoms of a head injury, the emergency room may order an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or a CT (computerized tomograph) scan which are effective tests for identifying head injuries. Unfortunately, brain tissue damaged in an accident is unlikely to be recovered and the effects may be permanent. A person who has sustained a severe TBI may face surgery to remove hematomas forming on the brain.
Our Rhode Island brain injury attorney can help you fight for the just compensation you are owed. We offer compassionate, personalized legal guidance and aggressive representation, both in and out of the courtroom. Our highly-awarded attorney is prepared to fight for you and your family every step of the way.