Head and brain injuries are traumatic and life-altering. Our brain is our computer. It helps our body perform major motor functions and involuntarily internal functions. Any injury or damage can be devastating. Head and brain injuries may be mild or major. Either way, these injuries affect how we think, act, process information, communicate, eat, breathe, sleep, and live.
Understanding a head and brain injury is complicated, especially when it is suddenly caused in a collision, event, or through the fault of another. Knowing how to pursue legal action can be complicated, expensive, and time- consuming. Our experienced head injury attorney wants to help you by providing his extensive experience with your case.
Types of Brain Injuries
Our firm understands how head and brain injuries are explained, illustrated, and presented in a courtroom. Both the symptoms and effects of brain injuries can be complicated and often times frustrating for victims and their families. Therefore, it is important to understand these injuries and even the basic types of brain or head injuries – bruising, tearing, and swelling. Simply put, bruising occurs when the brain is shaken inside the skull and this banging has caused bruising, bleeding, or both bruises and bleeding. A throbbing headache is a common symptom of this injury. Tearing occurs when such a profound impact on the head causes the brain to separate and crack, similar to a cement block dropped to the ground. The fractures in the brain tissue can cause extremely profound effects on bodily functions. Swelling of the brain occurs when the brain attempts to expand due to an injury, such as the two mentioned above. Swelling is a normal bodily reaction to pain. But, with the brain – given that it only has so much room inside the skull to swell – reactions can be severe. If the brain cannot properly swell, it can cause serious pain or death if there is not enough pressure in certain areas of the cranium.
Effects of Brain Injuries
After sustaining a brain or head injury, you or your loved one should immediately seek specialized medical attention. Even if immediate medical treatment is able to prevent the loss of life, medical bills and medical care for someone with a brain injury will be extremely costly. The financial impact of the injury will be substantial as time goes on. There is the potential that a brain injury can prevent the victim from being able to work and to support themselves and their family. They may not be able to sustain independent living and may well require 24 hour assistance, thorough medical attention, and costly physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Let Us Protect Your Rights
Consulting a legal expert such as our Houston brain injury attorney, Scott Callahan, can help you determine which direction you should proceed in the legal environment. You may be able to seek justice under not only personal injury law, but also product liability (if a specific product caused your head/brain injury) or premises liability (if you were hurt at work or on a company’s unsafe property).
Don’t wait to take action if you or your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury. Our 24/7 legal team is ready to assist you—dial (713) 888-9000 or complete a free online form to get help from the Law Office of Scott P. Callahan, P.C. today.
Related Legal Terms and Information
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