The lawyers at Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC, have extensive experience handling traumatic brain injury and hypoxic or ischemic brain injury cases on behalf of individuals and families affected by these catastrophic injuries. We recognize that brain injuries can have devastating effects that can change a person’s life forever. As a result, we fight tirelessly to ensure victims recover the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury or hypoxic ischemic brain injury contact us today to speak with an experienced brain injury attorney about seeking compensation for your losses.
How does a traumatic brain injury occur?
Traumatic brain injuries occur when a person experiences a sudden blow to the head. There are several ways in which these types of injuries occur, including (but not limited to):
- Auto accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Aviation accident
- Sports-related accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Construction site accident
- Violence, physical assault
According to reports, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are auto accidents, slip and falls, and sports-related accidents.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
The severity of the injury to the brain as well as where the injury occurred will determine what symptoms a person will experience. Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI may include one or more of the following:
- Excessive sleepiness
- Difficulty paying attention
- Trouble concentrating
- Memory loss
- Problems multitasking
- Chronic headaches
- Change in mood
- Change in personality
- Unexplained irritability
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of movement
- Dizziness or nausea
- Trouble with speech
- Complications of Brain Injuries
Hypoxic/Ischemic Brain Injuries
Hypoxia means a deprivation of adequate oxygen supply. Ischemia is a deprivation of blood flow. When a restriction of blood flow deprives a person’s brain of oxygen, a global brain injury can result. Brain injuries can impair a person’s memory, the ability to ambulate, speak, swallow, vision, and other bodily functions that impact activities of daily living.
People who suffer brain injuries may experience damages in addition to the direct symptoms of the injury. Such damages can drastically affect the quality of their lives. For instance:
- Financial damages from lost wages during the recovery process and lost earning capacity if the injury prevents the person from pursuing his/her normal course of employment
- Additional financial damages may involve expensive medical care and bills associated with long-term treatments and medication
- Decreased quality of life if the injury prevents the person from engaging in normal, everyday activities such as exercise, sports and other social activities
- Strain on relationships with co-workers, friends and family members
- Depression as the person realizes his or her life will never be the same
If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury or a hypoxic/ischemic brain injury as a result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, we can help you obtain justice. Our brain injury lawyers have a reputation for success. We will fight aggressively to ensure you recover the compensation necessary to help you move forward with your life.
For more information or to schedule a free evaluation of your case, contact one of our brain injury attorneys today.