Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury, otherwise known as "acquired brain injury," is caused by trauma to the brain. This happens when the head comes in violent contact with an object or when an object pierces the head and brain. While treatment cannot guarantee the absence of permanent injury, seeking immediate medical attention will assure the best potential outcome. Automobile accidents are one of the most frequent causes of brain injuries. If you have been in an accident and are suffering from any of the symptoms described below, see your doctor at once, and contact our firm to learn your legal rights as a brain injury survivor.

Anyone who experiences a traumatic brain injury will have different symptoms depending on the severity and type of injury they have. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be mild, moderate or severe. Someone with a mild TBI may be totally conscious (or unconscious for a few seconds or minutes) and only exhibit a few symptoms.

Possible Symptoms Of TBI (from mild to severe)

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Ringing in ears
  • Bad taste in mouth
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Trouble with concentration or memory
  • Seizures
  • Numbness in extremities (feet and hands)

What You Should Know

Although little can be done to reverse the initial damage done to the brain, seeking medical attention if you feel that you have a traumatic brain injury is important. Seeking medical attention can rule out the possibility of brain damage, but traumatic brain injuries are often ignored or not detected by medical professionals. Even certain high-tech tests will not reveal an "invisible" injury and the unfortunate result can be misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a traumatic brain injury.

How We Can Help

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C., we pride ourselves on making sure our clients get the best legal representation possible. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, we will assist you by determining if you are eligible for compensation and assistance for your suffering and loss. Please contact us and we will be happy to explain the legal process to help you feel at ease.