What You Need to Know about Traumatic Brain Injury

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What You Need to Know about Traumatic Brain Injury

If a person is involved in a workplace accident, he is at significant risk of getting traumatic brain injury(TBI). It can result in mild, moderate, or severe symptoms. Most of the time, people can recover from mild and moderate TBI. Unfortunately, severe TBI can sometimes lead to death.

As you try to rebuild your life from the accident, you need a personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights. They will wage a court battle to uphold what is due you.

What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?

You might be unwittingly suffering from TBI, so once you consult a personal injury lawyer, they will suggest that you get a thorough medical examination. Medical personnel will explain that a blow to the head causes TBI.  

In most cases, the impact is severe. It might result from a head-on collision. Other victims include people who are involved in a vehicle accident or fall. A sudden jolt of the head can also cause brain injury.

If you think you have TBI, you will need medical help to recover. The road to recovery will be long, and it is not something that you can handle alone. After you have recovered, you need to focus on your future. 

You will have to deal with the aftermath of your injury, which can be highly stressful. Thus, you need a personal injury lawyer to help you through this difficult time.

Through a personal injury lawyer’s lobbying at the state and national levels, they ensure that you receive the compensation. They will help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

Who Is at Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Anyone can be vulnerable to TBI. However, some individuals are more susceptible than others. The following list highlights some common people who are at risk of suffering TBI:

●       Construction workers

●       People within the aviation industry (pilots, crew members, mechanics, and flight attendants)

●       Occupational health and safety professionals

●       Firefighters

●       Emergency responders

●       Members of the armed services

●       Women 60 years old

●       Children

●       People who are engaged in recreational activities

Kids, older adults, and people with medical conditions are at high risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI). For example, physically active people are more likely to be involved in an accident. They can get a TBI when running, biking, or swimming. If a person is a contact sports player, he is at risk of receiving a TBI. 

Young kids are particularly vulnerable because they do not understand the dangers of playing sports. If you are a parent, you need to realize that your child can get a TBI while playing sports. You must ensure that he wears a safety helmet to protect him.

If you are in the construction sector, you could get a TBI due to the dangers of the job. You might get injured when a roof collapses or a piece of heavy equipment falls on you. Construction sites have loose wires that people can trip on, and workers need to be careful that they don't get electrocuted.

People who work in dangerous conditions are more likely to be victims of TBI.  

How Long Does It Last?

Most people fully recover from TBI. However, others need long-term medical assistance to recover. Even in these cases, medical aid can increase the chances of full recovery.

The length of time to recover from TBI can be highly variable. Therefore, personality, age, and the type of injury determine the time it takes to recover. It would help if you had a personal injury lawyer with an understanding of the severity of your brain injury. 

Severe TBI is sometimes irreversible. However, medical professionals can restore some level of function. It is essential to ask your doctor about your prognosis.

The doctor prescribes pain relievers in most cases because you might have a headache and body aches due to the TBI. The doctor will order CT scans to determine the damage to your brain and talk to you about the importance of following a regular schedule and getting enough sleep.

Should I Pursue Legal Remuneration?

The new trend in the legal industry is to pursue a settlement out of court. Sometimes, going to court has a lasting negative impact on the victim, so some victims prefer to pursue a settlement out of court. However, it is essential to realize that a payment is not always a good thing. These days, personal injury lawyers are beginning to accept out-of-court settlements.

Your injury lawyer will draft a settlement agreement, which they will submit to a judge. An independent lawyer knowledgeable about the subject matter will review the settlement and issue a report. They will assess whether the compensation being offered is fair and reasonable. 

If the judge agrees that the settlement is reasonable, they will sign the settlement agreement. It will be up to the victim to accept or reject the offer. Your lawyer should inform you about the pros and cons of accepting a settlement. They will also help you negotiate with the insurance company until you reach a fair settlement you can live with. 

If you are going to file a lawsuit, you must understand that your attorney will do extensive research about the defendant. They will collect depositions and interview witnesses to get all the information he needs. 

Once you hire a personal injury lawyer, they will compile a summation of information from the depositions and witness statements. Your lawyer will exchange this information with the lawyer representing the defendant. By meeting with both lawyers, the judge will decide the case's outcome. The judge bases his decision on the summation of information and the law.  


If you got into a workplace accident that resulted in traumatic brain injury, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer who will fight to help you recover financially. Your lawyer will take into account your needs and the severity of your TBI. They will also help you seek compensation for your injuries.

If you have been the victim of a severe brain injury, you might suffer the long-term effects of the injury and cause you to not be able to work. If your physician confirmed that you have TBI, you should immediately consult Mendez & Sanchez Law. As a personal injury lawyer, we can project your rights while you recuperate. Call us now for more information!

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