Maitland Brain Injury Attorney
Brain injuries are one of the most scary, traumatic injuries anyone can suffer. Damage to the brain can result in psychological and emotional changes so profound that the victim loses their sense of identity. Brain damage takes a long time to recover from, and the medical bills and lost wages that come from this recovery process are often astoundingly high. If you were injured by another party’s negligent actions, the Maitland brain injury attorneys at the Hornsby Law Group can help you with your next steps towards the financial recovery process.
Concussions are caused by a sudden, strong blow to the head, and range from mild to severe in trauma. While they are the most common type of brain injury, they are by no means simple or easy to recover from. Even moderate concussions take weeks or months to come back from, and some people never fully recover from concussions, particularly if they have had one or more concussions in the past.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are more serious, life-threatening types of brain injuries than concussions. While a concussion is actually a mild form of a TBI, concussions are not considered as dangerous as the following types of traumatic brain injuries:
- Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)—The brain is twisted inside the skull, tearing the connective fibers of the brain. This is one of the most serious types of TBIs.
- Coup-Contrecoup—The brain is injured on two separate sides in a Coup-Contrecoup injury: the side at which the contact is made (such as a steering wheel), and the opposite end of the brain (back of the head), caused by slamming into the inside of the skull.
- Secondary Injury—The brain is particularly susceptible to injury when it is already damaged from another injury. A secondary injury refers to a brain injury during this state. As such, a patient suffering from a concussion can become seriously injured if they suffer another concussion in the days or weeks after the first injury.
- Penetrating Injury—A penetration occurs when a foreign object enters the brain, such as a piece of metal, bullet, or shard of wood.
- Brain Hemorrhage—A brain hemorrhage is uncontrolled bleeding inside the brain or on the surface of the brain.
- Intracranial Hematoma—There are three types of intracranial hematomas that can cause brain damage. An intracranial hematoma involves blood collecting and pooling in the brain itself, within the skull, or between the thin protective layer around the brain.
Call a Maitland TBI Attorney Today
Personal injury claims involving concussions are some of the most long, drawn-out, and complicated injury cases due to the difficulty in predicting the plaintiff’s long-term outcome, as well as the pain and suffering, lost earning ability, and other short and long-term effects of the brain injury. We strongly recommended seeking legal assistance following any type of brain injury stemming from a traffic collision, slip and fall, or other unintentional injury incident. A Maitland brain injury attorney will be able to help you recover the full compensation that your damages deserve. Contact the Hornsby Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.