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Bryan-College Station Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a brain injury in a negligence-based accident or incident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. These are generally considered catastrophic injuries, especially those that are referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) because they can lead to lifelong disabilities, including cognitive problems, communication difficulties, and behavioral changes.
Brain injuries can be caused by accidents, such as car crashes, slip and fall accidents, or other unexpected events. In these cases, you may be eligible to recover damages for your injuries, as well as for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Paradowski Law provides personal injury legal services to individuals throughout College Station and Bryan, Grimes, Milam, Temple, Washington, Waco, and McClennan. Our firm has been in practice for 30+ years, providing comprehensive representation for Texans in all types of injury claims and lawsuits. We have a reputation for achieving optimum results for clients whose lives have been disrupted and shattered due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others.
What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force, such as a blow or jolt to the head or the violent movement of the head, as in whiplash, disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. The brain is a delicate organ that can be severely damaged by even a minor impact. Even if the impact is not direct, the brain can be injured by the shock of the impact.
Two types of traumatic brain injury can occur: open-head and closed-head injuries. An open head injury is a penetrating injury where the skull is breached. A closed head injury occurs where no penetration or breach of the skull occurs.
For instance, a head that is subjected to rapid acceleration or deceleration often occurs in a motor vehicle crash. In this motion, the brain impacts the front inside surface of the skull. The head then snaps backward into the seat’s headrest where the brain then slams into the back inside surface of the skull. This can occur with or without the head impacting a solid surface.
Closed head injuries can also be caused by rotational forces that result in shearing and tearing of the white matter tracts of the brain.
TBI is often referred to as the silent epidemic of modern times. Brain injury survivors are sometimes known as the walking wounded because their injury is not visible to those around them. Many times their injuries go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.