Each year approximately 1.4 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The emotional and financial impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating.
There are two general types of head injuries: open and closed. An open injury means the skull has been fractured and is typically the result of a fall or other direct trauma to the head. A closed head injury does not involve a fracture of the scull, but often times can be a more serious injury than an open injury due to the possibility of brain swelling and the formation of blood clots inside the skull. Either open or closed head injury can cause complete paralysis or death.
Diagnosing TBI can be very difficult since its symptoms can be easily overlooked for any number of conditions. However, if you or someone you know has suffered any trauma to the head however slight, that person should be closely monitored for the following signs:
TBI cases are anything but typical and require an understanding of various issues, including medical factors that may arise when an accident occurs. We at The Barzakay Law Firm have extensive experience in handling such complex cases and are committed to you in your pursuit of justice.
So, if you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please contact us immediately for a free consultation with one of our Florida brain injury attorney.