Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
While any kind of injury is serious, there are few that have the lasting impact of a traumatic brain injury. These are unique types of injuries that may require lifelong medical treatment. They are often the result of car crashes, motorcycle collisions, sports injuries, medical malpractice, or birth injuries caused by the negligence of another person.
There are various types of traumatic brain injuries that are caused in different ways.
- Concussions – These are the types of traumatic brain injuries you hear about most due to their prevalence in sports. Concussions are often caused by trauma or any physical impact to the head and can be the result of either an open or closed injury. This can cause a brief loss of consciousness, headaches, memory loss, and more. In more severe situations, it can cause cognitive issues.
- Penetration – When an object penetrates the skull into the brain, it can cause serious injuries to the brain. These are mostly caused by crashes or acts of violence against the victim.
No matter the cause of the injury, any victim who has sustained a traumatic brain injury may be able to take action against the negligent party. You have rights to seek compensation to help you cover the expenses associated with the injury including medical costs, rehabilitation, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and more. These are often determined based on the severity of the brain injury (mild, moderate, or severe).
At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, our Dallas brain injury attorneys are determined to help our clients seek the compensation they need and deserve. Our firm has one mission: to provide effective legal support to Texans who have sustained injury as a result of negligence. We have more than two decades of experience, so you can have peace of mind knowing your rights are being protected by skilled and tenacious attorneys.
If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury due to negligence, we encourage you to call our firm today to learn more about your legal options.