A Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as an injury that affects how the brain works. TBIs can range in severity from a mild concussion to a catastrophic injury that can result in life-long complications. At Annie McAdams, PC, we represent accident victims struggling with TBIs. We believe TBI victims deserve compensation for their injuries, and we fight to get them the payment they deserve.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

There are four different major types of TBIs:

  • Concussion: A concussion is a mild TBI. Symptoms of concussions include nausea and vomiting, as well as just feeling “off.”
  • Penetrating: A penetrating TBI occurs when a foreign object forces its way through the skull and into the brain. A bullet is a prime example of a penetrating TBI.
  • Contusion: A contusion is a bruise to the actual brain typically caused by a severe blow. It can cause swelling and bleeding. Depending on its size, a contusion may have to be removed surgically.
  • Diffuse Axonal: A diffuse axonal TBI (DAI) occurs when the brain moves inside the skull as an injury is occurring.

Causes of Traumatic Brain injuries (TBIs)

Any activity that can result in a jolt or blow to the brain can cause a TBI. Some of the more common causes include:

Long-Term Physical & Mental Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Possible long-term physical and mental effects of TBIs include:

  • Difficulties with cognitive thinking skills, leading to bad decision making and altered problem-solving abilities
  • Headaches and migraines on a regular basis
  • Extreme physical and mental fatigue
  • Problems with short and long term memory
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy and seizures
  • Lack of the ability to concentrate or pay attention for any length of time
  • Difficulty controlling behavior, leading to lack of self-control and uncontrollable outbursts
  • Physical injuries from nerve damage and seizures to visual impairment
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Inability to efficiently manage time
  • Difficulty controlling emotions and experiencing mood swings and depression
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Difficulty with balance and bouts of dizziness
  • Extra sensitivity to loud noises and bright lights

Other Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

  • Unemployment rates are higher for those with a TBI
  • Impaired ability to relate to others resulting in damaged relationships
  • Inability to participate and enjoy the same leisurely activities as before the TBI
  • Difficulty in taking part in social activities
  • Increased likelihood of death
  • Decreased ability to attend school

Experienced Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers One Click Away

A TBI affects everything. When you or a loved one suffers a TBI due to the negligence of another, we believe you deserve to be well compensated. At Annie McAdams, PC, we are personal injury lawyers with a proven track record of helping TBI victims. Contact us today by calling 713-785-6262 or clicking on our contact page.