Fort Wayne Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

Doctor examining head x-rays of a brain injury patient.

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 from the Truitt Law Offices on your side, you can focus on recovery while he investigates your case and fights to obtain deserved compensation for your damages.
Areas of personal injury can include:

  • Lost 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 Do Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur?

A common cause of traumatic brain injuries is slip and fall accidents. However, brain injuries can also be caused by:

What are the Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Brain injuries can be classified as one of three types:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Oxygen deprivation – When the brain is deprived of oxygen, either partially (hypoxia) or completely (anoxia).

What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Young man with bandage experiencing trauma in accident.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
  • Confusion
  • Slurred or impaired speech
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feelings of anxiety and/or depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Ear ringing
  • Loss of coordination
  • Difficulty or increased sleeping
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Light sensitivity
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Blurred vision, bad taste in mouth, and/or ringing in ears

Moderate to severe TBIs can include all of the above symptoms that are more severe, for example, dizziness that can turn into seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, loss of consciousness that can last hours, persistent headaches, repeated vomiting/nausea, profound confusion, agitation, and/or a coma, as well as other consciousness disorders.

Immediately upon suspicion of a traumatic brain injury, it is essential to seek medical assistance to minimize irreversible damage.

How Can a Fort Wayne Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Help Me?

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in the Fort Wayne, or Huntington, or Indiana area, please contact our Fort Wayne brain injury attorneys at our personal injury office online or call Truitt Law Offices today at (888) 665-1972 to schedule your free interview. Remember, we operate on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay unless we obtain compensation for your damages.
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