Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.TBI is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, especially in children and young adults. Males sustain traumatic brain injuries more frequently than do females. Causes include falls, vehicle accidents, and violence.
Posts about Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Truck Underride Accidents

    …If you’ve been injured in a underride truck wreck, call the Dallas 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm. Car accidents involving tractor trailers are often catastrophic on their own, but underride accidents can present additional complications and product liability issues. We can help. Call us at 1-877-405-4313 for a free…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • The Importance of Pool Safety for Your Family

    … The Levin Firm Cares About Pool Safety Attorney Gabriel Levin and The Levin Firm are concerned about the safety of you and your child in and around swimming pools. In fact, The Levin Firm has recently partnered with the Pool Safety Campaign to help encourage families in and around the Philadelphia area to practice proper pool safety. Other partners…

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  • Brain Injuries in Children

    … is not fully-developed, this “plasticity” could work in their favor by allowing neurons to bypass damaged tissue, thus allowing other parts of the brain to take over for those areas. Unfortunately, this is not guaranteed. Following a brain injury, many of the fundamental building blocks to learning are still retained and used. Unfortunately, these…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 9 readers -
  • Fatalities Caused by Head-On Collisions

    … a car crashing and a motorcycle can be deadly for the motorcyclist. In addition, occupants of a car are at greater risk of injury if their car collides with a large commercial truck. No matter what factors are involved in a head-on crash, there is still the potential for extremely severe injuries, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain…

    Gabriel Levin/ 13 readers -
  • Motorcycle Accidents May Be Caused By Road Defects

    … of a motorcycle accident, especially when a defective road is a precipitating cause, 80 percent of the crashes or collisions will result in a fatality or injury such as a bone fracture, traumatic brain injury, or road rash.5 Contact an Experienced St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident…

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  • 4 Most Common Brain Injuries in Car Accidents – St. Louis Lawyer

    … for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are responsible for over 14 percent of all brain injuries in the U.S. Brain trauma is difficult to treat, and victims face a lengthy recovery period. Some victims cannot return to work and can never have the same active lifestyle they has prior to the injury. In this post, we will highlight…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 17 readers -
  • Bicyclist hit by valet driver shares safety tips for the road and the courtroom

    … A jury recently awarded our clients, Thyce and Amy Colyn, $38.25 million, after a hotel valet driver using an illegal shortcut to cross a one-way street broadsided Thyce and permanently injured him as he cycled home from work on his bike. Before the accident, the valet’s employer, Standard Parking, had started parking downtown Seattle hotel…

    Luvera Law Firm- 19 readers -
  • Airbag Injuries Resulting from a Car Accident – St. Louis Lawyer

    … injuries Organ failure and internal bleeding Traumatic brain injury, Post-Concussion Syndrome Herniated discs Injured in a St. Louis Auto Accident? If you were injured by an airbag in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you should immediately contact an experienced auto accident attorney in St. Louis. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. 24/7 at (314) 361-4242 for a free case evaluation. Share and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS…

    Christopher Hoffmann/ St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 15 readers -
  • Slip and Fall Accidents on Private Property

    … Slips and falls can result in serious and devastating injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20 percent of falls lead to a significant injury like a broken bone or traumatic brain injury. This amounts to more than 800,000 hospitalized patients every year. For adults over 65, falls can be deadly or lead…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • Subdural and Epidural Hematoma

    … of seeing a doctor IMMEDIATELY. As a rule of thumb, it is important to see a doctor after a relatively-hard head bump or any kind of blunt force trauma. Since any type of traumatic brain injury can be life-threatening, medical attention is not optional; it’s essential. If you notice any of the following symptoms following an injury, seek medical…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • $38 Million Verdict for Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver

    … We are proud to announce that today a jury awarded our client a $38 million verdict, after he was hit on his bicycle by a valet driver using an illegal shortcut to cross a one-way street in downtown Seattle. The valet driver’s company, Standard Parking, knew that its drivers were regularly taking the shortcut despite complaints, and turned…

    Luvera Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney – Tinnitus After a Car Accident

    … or sporadic, and may worsen over time. Causes of Tinnitus Tinnitus is often caused by exposure to loud noise, middle ear problems, or certain medications. Chronic tinnitus symptoms can last longer than six months. However, in some cases, tinnitus can also develop as a result of head trauma after a car accident. Those who sustain a traumatic brain…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 33 readers -
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