Although many people think that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can only happen as a result of severe trauma such as a car accident or a fall from a height, the reality is that brain damage can occur with even what seems the slightest of blows to the head. A TBI can be devastating and life altering, not only to the sufferer but to their family and loved ones too.
TBIs can be caused by different types of blows to the head. They can be caused by penetrating trauma or by blunt force trauma. They will usually be accompanied by an initial loss of consciousness followed by the brain tissue swelling and pressing against the underside of the skull which can reduce blood flow to the brain and i put more pressure on the brain.
A TBI will not always manifest immediately and when someone has suffered a blow to the head or a closed head injury, you should monitor them for the following symptoms:
Of course, in the initial aftermath of a TBI, our initial concern and focus is on the medical care the patient receives. But later, our thoughts turn to liability and how we will cope with the financial pressures of long term care.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. are highly competent brain injury attorneys and our legal representation will not only look to establish liability,but will also use the testimony of medical professionals to present a long term prognosis.
But a devastating TBI is not only about medical care. For many brain injury victims, there may be additional costs beyond direct medical intervention and care. There may be a need for adaptations to their home and vehicle to enable use. And as competent personal injury lawyers, we will also examine the pain and suffering factor.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Michigan brain injury and want the very best legal advice, contact Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. Our law offices in Detroit and Flint are conveniently located to assist you with your brain injury case. We offer a free consultation to let us evaluate your case and for you to ask any questions. Schedule an appointment today by calling toll-free at 1-866-308-6261.
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