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What Are The 4 Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries? Recovering Legal Damages

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an alteration of brain function caused by an external force. TBI can result from an accident or the acts of another person.

There are Four types of Traumatic Brain Injuries:

  1. Concussion
  2. Diffuse Axonal Injury
  3. Anoxic Injuries and Contusions
  4. Penetrating Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries often have devastating impacts on health and quality of life and can result in death.

TBI doesn’t always show up on tests such as X-rays. How you function after a car accident is important for diagnosis. You can seek medical attention when you have symptoms and consult a San Diego brain injury attorney on how to preserve your legal right to pursue monetary damages.What Are Some

Warning Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury

TBIs have many warning signs and symptoms can differ. Brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe.

Warning signs of a mild traumatic brain injury or concussion may take days to appear and include:

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of balance
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Inability to sleep
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty thinking and remembering
  • Difficulty relating to people

How Do I Know If My Brain Injury Is More Serious?

An accident can result in a Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury or a Serious Traumatic Brain Injury. TBIs can be difficult to detect, and your time to sue is limited. Consulting a San Diego injury lawyer can be helpful in securing your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.

When you have a serious brain or moderate injury, you may experience mental warning signs such as:

  • Impulsivity
  • Memory loss
  • Self-control issues
  • Personality changes
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Feelings of anger and aggression

Physical warning signs and symptoms of Moderate and Serious Brain Injuries are:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Slurred speech
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Hearing and vision problems
  • Weakness, numbness in arms and legs

How May I Know What Kind of Brain Injury I Have?

There are several kinds of brain injuries and degrees of severity.

A concussion may be caused by a blow to the head or severe shaking (such as whiplash). A concussion can be mild or severe, causing headaches and affecting personality and mental agility.

A concussion is a closed brain injury, meaning the skull is intact. Additional types of closed brain injuries include:

  • Brain contusion (bruising of the brain)
  • Brain hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain)
  • Brain hematoma (blood clot in the brain)
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (tearing of brain nerve fibers)

An Anoxic brain injury can happen when the brain has insufficient oxygen and brain cells die. Carbon-monoxide poisoning, cardiac arrest, choking and near-drowning can cause Anoxic brain injury.

A Diffuse Anoxic Brain Injury can occur when the head moves so rapidly that the brain stem is damaged, resulting in insufficient oxygen to the brain. A Penetrating Brain Injury can happen when a foreign object breaks the skull and pierces the brain. Both of these injuries can happen in accidents.

Can I Sue For a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury can result from accidents, negligence, or intentional unlawful acts of another person such as:

  • Car accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Assault
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Construction site accident

It’s natural to have questions about whether you have a legal claim. Please check out our brain injury lawsuit FAQs for some clear, straightforward answers.

For example, if you are injured on the road or at work, an accident attorney can bring a legal claim against the negligent party who caused your traumatic brain injury. The lawsuit will seek money damages for you.

When your Traumatic Brain Injury resulted from a violent assault, you may have a legal claim against your assailant or, for example, against the property owner where the assault took place.

California law recognizes the devastating nature of traumatic brain injury and allows for substantial money damages in TBI cases. This compensation can cover monetary losses such as lost income, medical bills, and loss of companionship.

If you have lost a loved one who died because of their traumatic brain injury, a personal injury attorney may be able to recover money damages for you against the negligent party.

How Expert Attorneys at CaseyGerry Can Help

The personal injury attorneys of CaseyGerry have been longstanding leaders in San Diego when it comes to traumatic brain injury cases. We understand how the law applies to such cases, and are well-versed in the medical proof necessary for a successful settlement.

A Traumatic Brain Injury can be devastating, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. At CaseyGerry, we thoroughly investigate how your accident occurred, gather all necessary medical and accident scene records, and engage medical experts to prove how your TBI changed your life. Reach out anytime for a free consultation.

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