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What Is Involved In A Traumatic Brain Injury Case?

By Kevin Davidson  Apr. 25, 2013 12:05p

What are traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by blows to the head. The extent of the injury and the damage depends on what part of the brain is affected by the injury. Not every head injury causes a traumatic brain injury, but correctly diagnosing symptoms as soon as possible is key, first in treatment and recovery, and then in putting together a traumatic brain injury lawsuit.


Traumatic brain injuries are caused by falls, vehicle accidents, assaults, sports injuries, or being struck in the head by or against something. In infants, shaken baby syndrome and traumatic brain injuries can go hand in hand.

Symptoms of TBI

Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include persistent nausea, vomiting, headache, seizures, loss of coordination, slurred speech, loss of consciousness or inability to be roused from sleep, agitation, numbness, and pupil dilation. Seeing a doctor as soon as possible after a suspected brain injury or blow to the head should be a number one priority.

Living with a TBI

Dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury can be overwhelming for families financially and emotionally. Medical costs of serious injuries can be a major burden, and caring for a family member with a traumatic brain injury can be very difficult. Adjusting emotionally to life with a traumatic brain injury is a significant challenge. Dealing with these everyday challenges can be enough for families without the added stress of taking legal action even when another party’s negligence is responsible or partly liable for the injury. Yet pursuing a legal case can get the compensation and the funds needed to provide for life care costs.


Compensation for a traumatic brain injury can include medical expenses included in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. It can also cover caregiving costs, loss of wages and decreased earning power, financial support for families, pain and suffering, and mental and emotional anguish.

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

A traumatic brain injury lawyer understands the complex nature of brain trauma cases and is familiar with the components that go into making a successful case. Hiring expert medical witnesses, compiling evidence, filing before deadlines, and understanding the state statutes regarding TBI cases, are some of the responsibilities of traumatic brain injury lawyers.

Acting fast is an important part of filing a case and getting a successful settlement due to the statutes of limitation.

Your traumatic brain injury lawyer should have experience resolving traumatic brain injury and medical malpractice cases and should explain to you what is involved in the process of pursuing legal action.

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