Fort Wayne Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most catastrophic personal injuries an individual can sustain. Coping with the repercussions of a TBI requires acceptance, loving support, and a financial umbrella to support recovery efforts and maintain a livable quality of life.
While the road ahead is long, with an experienced Fort Wayne brain injury attorney such as Richard Truitt on your side, you can focus on recovery while he investigates your case and fights to obtain deserved compensation for your damages. Areas can include:
- Loss of wages
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of earning capacity
- Current and future related medical bills
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur
A common cause of traumatic brain injuries is slip and fall accidents. However, brain injuries can also be caused by:
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be classified as one of three types:
- Closed brain injury – A sudden strike to the head by a blunt object, which causes an excessive head jerk resulting in the brain smacking against the skull.
- Open brain injury – When a sharp object strikes the head and pierces both the skull and brain. Complicating open traumatic brain injuries is the fact that this is an open wound that can permit the entrance of foreign objects and lead to infection.
- Oxygen deprivation – When the brain is deprived of oxygen, either partially (hypoxia) or completely (anoxia).
Recognizing a Traumatic Brain Injury
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not develop immediately. Depending on the injury’s severity and location, it may take hours for symptoms to become apparent, during which time brain tissue swells and further damage is inflicted.
Common Traumatic Brain Injury symptoms include:
- Pupil dilation
- Slurred or impaired speech
- Nausea and vomiting
- Ear ringing
- Loss of coordination
- Inability to concentrate
Immediately upon suspicion of a traumatic brain injury, it is essential to seek medical assistance to minimize irreversible damage.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in the Fort Wayne, or Indianapolis, or Indiana area, please contact our personal injury office online or call Truitt Law Offices today at (800) 628-2904 to schedule your free interview with Richard Truitt. Remember, we operate on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay unless we obtain compensation for your damages. Make your first call, your only call.