What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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There is perhaps no part of your body more integral to your ability to function in any capacity than your brain. If there is any damage to your brain, that can severely impact your ability to live a normal and healthy life. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have serious consequences when it comes to your ability to function independently and can even adversely affect how you communicate with others. Injuries like a TBI can be a massive burden for you and your loved ones that can potentially last for the rest of your life.

Generally, a TBI can be classified as either mild, moderate, or severe. Regardless of the severity of the injury, you could be eligible to file a personal injury claim if another person or entity was at fault for the incident that caused your TBI. If you were recently the victim of an unfortunate event that resulted in a TBI, do not hesitate to contact a Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer from White Personal Injury to learn more about your case.

Can I file a claim for a traumatic brain injury?

There are many types of TBI that you can suffer from like concussions, brain contusions, penetrating brain injuries, subdural hematomas, and hypoxic brain injuries just to name a few. However, typically these can be broken down into three categories:

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe

A TBI would usually be considered mild if you lose consciousness for a few seconds or experience some form of disorientation for a brief period of time. With a moderate TBI, loss of consciousness may last for hours, with subsequent symptoms like confusion persisting for a few weeks. A severe TBI is by far the most serious type of traumatic brain injury, not only can it be life-threatening, but it will likely result in permanent life-altering complications.

Suffering from any type of TBI can be grounds for a personal injury claim. However, both the outcome and amount of compensation you may be entitled to can heavily depend on the circumstances of the situation. When it comes to reimbursement, settlements can range from thousands up to millions depending on the severity of the TBI.

It is important to keep in mind that you should always get an official diagnosis from a medical professional. No matter how minor or severe you may think the injury is, it is impossible to know the true extent of the damage without a professional diagnosis. Not only is it important for the sake of your own health, but having documentation of the severity of your TBI will also be essential when it comes to providing evidence for your possible lawsuit. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will always be crucial to ensuring that you get the maximum compensation you deserve.

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