Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. The CDC reports that 1.7 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year. Of those injured, many will find their life forever changed due to the injuries experienced. The CDC further explains that traumatic brain injuries constitute one-third of all injury related deaths in the US.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s)

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. A brain injury can occur when the head hits an unyielding object, such as the dashboard of the vehicle, with a sudden and sharp force. Traumatic brain injuries can also occur from the sudden acceleration/deceleration of the brain without direct trauma applied to the head, the common cause being whiplash. Many brain injuries are the result of bruising, bleeding, twisting or tearing of brain tissue. Damage can be immediate at the time of the trauma or can occur over the period of a few days as bleeding and swelling increase within the head.

Common traumatic brain injuries may include:

  • Closed head injury
  • Open head injury
  • Concussion
  • Deep scalp wounds

Complications of a traumatic brain injury may include:

Traumatic brain injuries may lead to either temporary or permanent impairment of the ability of the brain to fully function. This can leave the TBI victim in varying states of physical infirmity.

  • Effects on consciousness
  • Inability to stand or balance
  • Temporary memory loss
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Impaired attention and judgment
  • Difficulties speaking or writing
  • Emotional and behavioral problems
  • Physical complications

The most common situations in which a TBI can occur include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Violent shaking
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Errors in medical treatment
  • Intentional assault and battery

Securing the Assistance of an Attorney after Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury cases are complex, requiring ongoing legal and medical expertise. It is important to have legal help at these times, and you want a team with the experience and resources to do all that is necessary to protect your rights. Attorney Rick Terrana is prepared to substantiate and project future loss, as well as current and prior financial loss experienced by both you and your family.

You need an attorney and law office that is prepared to expend resources required to ensure that your traumatic brain injury case is properly handled.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call the Law Office of Rick Terrana at 813.874.0522 to discuss the specifics of your case. Rick Terrana will work your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe no attorney fees unless he obtains compensation on your behalf.

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