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Have you suffered a brain injury (TBI) in an accident? Speak with our brain injury lawyers today to find out if you have a claim for your injuries.

Some accident injuries affect individuals for a short while. Broken bones, road rashes, and muscle tears often heal over time. Traumatic brain injuries (or TBIs for short), on the other hand, can affect accident victims permanently.

What is a TBI?

The definition of a TBI, according to the Brain Injury Association of America is “An alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.” They can change someone’s cognitive abilities, personality, and physical capabilities forever.

TBI’s are a serious concern after an accident, and could potentially result in high medical bills, not to mention pain & suffering. That’s why if you suspect that your injuries were due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact an experienced Baltimore personal injury attorney to help you secure compensation.

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The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries on Daily Life

After a TBI, an individual and his or her family may experience several consequences in addition to cognitive and physical changes. A TBI can lead to short and long-term effects, including:

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The brain is at the center of what makes you you. It controls everything from balance and motor function to personality and thought processing. Types of TBIs can affect different parts of the brain, making symptoms difficult to identify and interpret. Two people who endure serious concussions in the same type of accident could experience completely different outcomes. Common types of TBIs include:

  1. Concussions. These injuries range from mild to severe and occur when the brain moves very quickly inside the skull (usually from blunt force trauma).
  2. Contusions. A contusion (bruise) on the brain means the brain is bleeding. Minor brain bleeds may resolve on their own, but serious contusions often require surgical interference.
  3. Diffuse Axonal Injuries. Associated with rotational and shaking incidents, this injury creates movement in the skull, but the brain lags behind. As a result, nerve tissue within the brain may tear and interrupt signaling pathways and chemical releases.

Other types of TBIs occur when the brain experiences physical piercing with an object or if an individual loses oxygen for a prolonged period of time. Each type of broad injury classification results in specific and personal symptoms and injury outcomes.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Causes of TBIs vary as much as the symptoms of each injury. You may not associate serious brain damage with a minor rear ending accident or a fall in a store, but many accidents can produce injurious results. Some of the most common causes of TBIs include:

If someone else’s negligence or intentional actions caused a serious brain injury, you have the right to pursue action against those responsible. The Law Offices of Randolph Rice specialize in serving those who experience TBIs at the hands of reckless and malicious individuals.

Find an Experienced Baltimore Head Injury Attorney

We encourage all TBI victims and/or their families to reach out for a free case evaluation. Filing a lawsuit will not undo a TBI, but it can help you and your loved ones cope with the long-term effects of a serious diagnosis and provide a sense of justice after a preventable incident.

For more information about what makes our dedication and case approach different, contact our Baltimore Brain Injury Lawyer team at The Law Offices of Randolph Rice in Baltimore or Lutherville, MD today! 410.288.2900