Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Written by greg on June 22, 2012

One of the most difficult injuries for a person to deal with is a brain injury.  Close head injuries often are very difficult to treat and can cause all kinds of problems for the victim.

The most widely known type of closed head injury is the concussion.  As former NFL players can testify the problems from repeated concussions can be especially difficult later on in life.  Many high school football teams have ongoing issues with concussions despite the best available equipment.  Obviously, car accidents and truck accidents have the potential for extremely serious brain injury.

The mechanisms of a traumatic brain injury are usually rapid acceleration/deceleration when the brain comes into contact with the skull.

Some common symptoms seen by personal injury attorneys and doctors treating patients with close at injuries are as follows:

*Memory loss

*Changes in behavior

*Personality changes–irritability

*Lack of focus

*Loss of coordination

Not long ago in Houston a woman was involved in a “minor fender bender” with another vehicle.  The drivers exchanged information and went their separate ways.  Later on, a lady involved in the accident developed a headache that became progressively worse over time.  After a few days she went to the hospital and unfortunately she never left the hospital.  The head injury just she sustained turned fatal.

One of the indications that you should get checked out for the potential for a concussion or more serious brain injury is the loss of consciousness even if for a moment after the accident.  Another factor that people involved in an accident should be looking for is if they have any memory issues following the accident.

For very serious head injury the first responders will rate the severity of the injury by the Glasgow Coma Scale.  The scale ranges from a low of three to a high of fifteen.  The higher the Glasgow scores the less serious the potential for brain injury.  The lower the score the prognosis for recovery gets progressively more difficult for the patient.

If you are loved one have been involved in a car accident or a truck accident and have sustained a concussion or other brain injury consider contacting a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.

Greg Baumgartner is a Houston personal injury attorney and the founder of the Baumgartner Law Firm and you can contact him at 281-587-1111.

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