Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden physical damage to the brain. The head forcefully hitting an object may cause the damage or something passing through the skull and piercing the brain may cause TBI. The major cause of traumatic brain injury is motor vehicle accidents (particularly car accidents). However, traumatic brain injury and other head injuries can also be caused by falls, sports injuries, violent crimes and child abuse.
Head injuries bring more than 400,000 people to hospitals every year. Approximately three-quarters are diagnosed as having suffered a mild to moderate injury - injuries that can be subtle, persistent, and potentially long term.
The effects of the brain damage are generally greatest immediately following the injury. However, long-term problems are difficult to assess because of the nature and complexity of the human brain. Cognitive and communication problems that result from brain injuries vary from person to person, and depend on factors such as individual personality, pre-injury skills and the severity of the brain trauma.
For a personal injury trial attorney, the most challenging aspect of representing a traumatic brain injury survivor is that the symptoms of TBI are often misunderstood. Common symptoms include impulsive behavior, loss of memory, personality changes, impaired perception, loss of taste and smell, diminished concentration, hearing and balance disorders, cognitive fatigue, concussions, comas and seizures.
Unfortunately, many of the TBI symptoms don’t have outward physical manifestations. As a result many victims don’t receive appropriate care and treatment for the disabilities that follow, including physical, cognitive, psychological, and social impairments. To maximize damages for these plaintiffs requires an experienced personal injury lawyer with a thorough understanding of traumatic brain injury.
If you’ve been injured in a traumatic brain injury accident, your well being comes first. Your rights are next. The Minnesota traumatic brain injury (TBI) attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben bring more than 40 years of experience representing victims of brain injuries. Our lawyers have successfully represented and fought for clients in numerous brain injury related cases that have resulted in large verdicts and settlements.
Our aggressive attorneys will fight until the end to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses. And we will go to trial or take on major corporations and insurance companies if necessary. Let us take care of every detail so you can concentrate on the most important part – your recovery.
Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve received a brain injury or closed head injury to reconstruct the accident if necessary, gather essential witnesses and to address other important factors. For a free consultation, please contact an experienced Minnesota personal injury lawyer to discuss your brain injury case at: 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).
Based in Minneapolis MN, the personal injury attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben represent brain injury victims and their loved ones throughout the entire state of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and North Dakota.