A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have an adverse impact on all aspects of a person’s life. A TBI can have cognitive, behavioral, emotional and physical effects that affect how a person interacts with others, it can affect how they do their work and whether they will be able to continue to do the same work they once did. The brain injury survivor’s inability to function as they once did may have a negative impact on the family when a person who used to function normally now needs support.
A traumatic brain injury can range in severity from mild to severe. There are no standard symptoms of TBI because every injury is different, but some symptoms will resolve on their own in a few days or weeks after the injury, while other symptoms continue and may eventually cause permanent disability. The assessment of TBI is vital as is follow up care after an injury. Some of the adverse effects of traumatic brain injury do not manifest immediately, so it is vital to educate TBI patients about what signs and symptoms to look for in the days following the injury.
If you sustain a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, in an injury on the job, from a fall, being struck by or against something or in a violent assault, here are a few signs that you will benefit from the services of a skilled traumatic brain injury attorney:
1.Someone else’s negligence caused your injury
Did you sustain a head injury in a car or truck accident that was caused by another driver? Did you slip and fall and hit your head while you were on someone else’s property? Were you struck by a vehicle while you were crossing the street? If your head injury was the result of the negligence of another person, a traumatic brain injury lawyer can help make sure that the at-fault party is held responsible for your injuries and losses.
2. Your injury was the result of an accident
A balcony collapsed at a party you attended, and you suffered injuries, you were dining on brunch at a sidewalk café when a vehicle jumped the curb and struck you and your companion. A Nashville TBI lawyer will help make sure you can recover the compensation you will need.
3. Your injury was caused by a workplace accident
If you were at work and something heavy fell and hit you in the head, or you slipped and fell and struck your head, or you were involved in a work-related motor vehicle crash, a TBI lawyer will work with you to gather the evidence to develop a compelling case on your behalf.
4. Medical error or negligence caused your injury
Brain injury can be a result of a medical mistake such as a surgical error, cases of oxygen deprivation, anesthesia errors, birth injury and other forms of medical negligence that cause a brain injury may be grounds for a Medical negligence claim. A traumatic brain injury attorney has the knowledge and experience to work with the right medical experts who can testify about what the accepted standard of care is for that medical specialty and how the physician’s error caused the injury.
5. A defective product caused your injury
Did the helmet that was supposed to protect your head fail to do so? Did the defective brakes, or steering system of the at-fault driver’s car cause the accident where you were injured? What about the defective seat belt in your car that gave way in a crash instead of restraining you and caused you to bang your head against the windshield. A TBI lawyer can determine the merits of your case, and then investigate to determine who is at fault and who will be held responsible for your losses.
A traumatic brain injury is complicated, and it can have far-reaching consequences in the life of a person who has survived an accident but must live with the devastating consequences of a head injury. At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our experienced Nashville traumatic brain injury attorneys know how to fight for your right to recover compensation when you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. If you need help dealing with the aftermath of a brain injury, you can call us at 615-425-5549, or fill out our contact form, and schedule your free consultation at our office in
Nashville, Hendersonville or Knoxville.