Northwest Indiana Brain Injury Lawyers
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when the brain is damaged during an accident by colliding with the skull. These are far more common and dangerous than most believe — the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million people suffer a brain injury each year, and that 30.5% of all injury-related deaths are from traumatic brain injuries. It is critical to immediately see a doctor if you have suffered a blow to the head so you can receive proper treatment.
You can pursue damages if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident. The Northwest Indiana injury attorneys of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. have extensive experience handling TBI lawsuits in Indiana and Illinois and are here to help you. We investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury to build a solid case on your behalf, work with experts to evaluate the extent of your injury, and deal with issues like the cost of rehabilitation or delays in your case due to uncooperative opposing parties. We answer all your questions in a timely matter and do everything possible to resolve your claim as efficiently as possible.
To learn more, call (219) 212-2462 for a free consultation.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The symptoms of a TBI may not be evident, or they may be confused with aches and pains that accompany a minor fall or accident. Some easy-to-watch-for signs of a traumatic brain injury are:
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of memory
- Sensory loss
- Confusion or disorientation
- Numbness or tingling sensations
- Poor balance
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Dilated eyes
- Paralysis or loss of muscle control
The Consequences of a Brain Injury
Some who suffer TBIs become paralyzed, develop seizures, or have limited mobility issues for the rest of their lives, and others are able to move on from an accident physically unscathed. However, individuals who look healthy and are able to function on normal levels may actually experience changes in their personality, a limited ability to absorb and retain information, memory loss, and a host of other problems. These changes impact not just the injured person but also their family members, friends and co-workers. Our Northwest Indiana brain injury lawyers are committed to helping clients obtain compensation for the emotional and psychological damage a person experiences after a TBI, not just the physical effects.
Are Concussions Considered Traumatic Brain Injuries?
While some would consider concussions to be a more minor form of injury, the Centers for Disease Control actually defines a concussion as a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions can be very serious, particularly if they go undiagnosed or untreated, and if you have suffered a concussion as a result of someone else's negligence, you may still have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
How to Tell If Someone Has a Concussion
A concussion is most often caused by a sudden blow or bump to the head. Some of the most common symptoms of a concussion are:
- Balance problems
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or dizziness
- Concentration problems
What to Do When Someone Has Suffered a Concussion
Experts recommend that if someone has suffered a concussion and is unconscious or does not respond to questioning, you should call 911 immediately. If the person is alert but has any symptoms that concern you such as vomiting, inability to stay awake, or a severe headache, contact a trained medical professional or 911. If the person has suffered a blow to the head but is not exhibiting symptoms of a concussion, you should still keep your eye on him or her because the symptoms can appear hours or days later.
Contact A Skilled Indiana Injury Firm Today!
If you believe you have been the victim of negligence leading to a traumatic brain injury, you don't have to face the future alone. Our brain injury lawyers in Merrillville are here to fight for your rights!
Contact Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. at (219) 212-2462 today to discuss your claim.
From the beginning of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C.'s existence, our dedicated attorneys have cultivated a reputation for client-centered advocacy in matters involving serious injuries. Drivers who have been harmed in truck, car, or motorcycle accidents; patients harmed due to the negligence of a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or hospital’s carelessness; consumers hurt due to faulty products; and others who have been injured due to no fault of their own, have found a trusted team at our firm. We are devoted holding negligent parties accountable and standing up for patient safety, in order to promote a safer environment within the community as a whole. Our attorneys will take a team approach to help satisfy our clients’ unique needs in seeking the full and fair compensation they deserve.
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