Mild traumatic brain injury causes temporary dysfunction of the brain cells and symptoms such as headache, fatigue or drowsiness, or brief loss of consciousness. Severe traumatic brain injury can cause bruising, tearing, bleeding, and other damage to the brain, resulting in long-term complications or death.
If you or your loved one has suffered severe traumatic brain injury, it is very important to consult with an experienced brain injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Gruber Law Offices LLC, our knowledgeable Milwaukee personal injury lawyers have helped many clients recover full and fair compensation for brain injuries caused by the negligence of others. After conducting a thorough investigation of your accident and establishing fault for your injuries, we can negotiate skillfully on your behalf or fight for your rights in court if necessary. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injury can result from a blow to the head or a violent jolt to the body, or from an object penetrating the skull. According to the Mayo Clinic, common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Explosion accidents
Types of Brain Injuries
The Brain Injury Association of America divides head injuries into two basic types: 1) closed head injuries in which the head sustains an impact from an outside force but the skull does not fracture or displace; and 2) open head injuries involving penetration by an object or fractures of the skull. The association lists the following types of brain injuries:
- Concussion: Trauma caused by impact or sudden momentum or movement change in both open and closed head injuries.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury: Caused by shaking or strong rotation of the head, when the brain lags behind the movement of the skull.
- Contusion: A bruise or bleeding on the brain resulting from direct impact to the head.
- Coup-Contrecoup Injury: Contusions at the site of impact and on the opposite side of the brain, caused when the force of impact slams the brain into the opposite side of the skull.
- Penetrating Injury: This occurs when an object such as a bullet or knife penetrates the skull and damages the brain.
- Second Impact Syndrome: When a second traumatic brain injury is sustained before the brain heals from the first traumatic brain injury, the second impact is likely to cause swelling and widespread damage to the brain.
Why You Need Gruber Law after Brain Injuries
Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have serious long-term effects for victims and their families. Severe TBI can impair cognitive function, function of the arms and legs, speech and language, and emotional stability. Victims may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and surgery. If you or your loved one has suffered severe brain injury through someone else’s negligence, it is important that you and your family recover full compensation for your losses.
When you work with Gruber Law Offices LLC after a brain injury accident, you will have a dedicated and effective legal team on your side. Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys have been named among National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, listed among Super Lawyers®, and awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Contact us to arrange for a free consultation at a location that is convenient for you. You can have confidence that our firm is committed to aggressively pursuing justice and full compensation for you.