An Indiana brain injury attorney must be familiar with many different kinds of brain injuries, for example Traumatic Brain Injury also known as TBI, can occur in a variety of ways. TBI can occur when there is a rapid acceleration and deceleration of the brain as in whiplash or a fall. This type of injury is sometimes referred to as a “closed head injury”. Traumatic Brain Injuries can also result when the head comes into contact with another object as in a trucking accident, auto accident or a blow to the head.
Traumatic brain injury usually has outward manifestations of injury like a skull fracture or subdural hematoma. Brain injuries can be long-lasting and sometimes difficult to prove, especially when there are no outward physical signs of the injury. In fact, a mild traumatic brain injury can be sustained, yet routine neurological examinations could be “normal”.
Brain injuries cause physical, cognitive and behavioral problems. Physical symptoms include lethargy, fatigue, headache, vision problems, and sleep disturbance. Cognitive problems may include inability to concentrate or pay attention, difficulty with memory, difficulty with planning, and trouble either understanding or producing speech. Behavior problems include, mood swings, irritability, and lack of inhibition. Many of these problems may be attributed to depression, when they are in fact a result of some sort of brain injury or damage.
Because of the masked symptoms, it can be hard for a someone who has suffered a brain injury to recover adequate damages for their injuries. It can be difficult to prove the lasting physical effects of any type of brain injury or damage to the satisfaction of a jury when there are no apparent physical injuries and when neurological exams return normal results.
Richard P. Batesky, Jr. has experience with traumatic brain injury cases and is aware of the multitude of long-term effects that can plague a Traumatic Brain Injury victim. We also have experience with effective methods of proving the impact of these injuries. Please contact us for a Free Consultation so we can help you and your family seek full and fair compensation.
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