Sustaining an injury of any kind can be traumatic and detrimental to your well-being in both the short and long term. Although, there is perhaps nothing more serious than getting a traumatic brain injury. The brain is the most important part of the body due to the fact that it is essential to all other bodily functions. Any injuries to the brain can have severe immediate effects on your health, as well as potentially result in life-altering consequences.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are particularly harmful in that regard, and are commonly caused by another person or entity’s negligence. Depending on the situation, the party responsible for any type of TBI could be susceptible to a personal injury claim being filed against them. If you have had the misfortune of receiving a TBI due to the negligent behavior of another party, please contact the Panama City personal injury attorneys from Manuel & Thompson, PA to schedule a free consultation.
How are traumatic brain injuries caused?
A TBI is typically caused when the head or body suffers from a violent impact that results in any bruising, bleeding, swelling, or tearing of the brain tissue. Depending on the severity of the impact, the potential TBI resulting from it is usually categorized as either minor, moderate, or severe. A mild TBI may lead to loss of consciousness, or disorientation, which can last for a few seconds, sometimes even a few minutes. Loss of consciousness for a moderate TBI can last for hours and may result in other complications that could ultimately be permanent. Severe TBI is by far the most serious, which is often life-threatening and also has an extremely high likelihood of the victim receiving a lifelong condition that can drastically affect their quality of life.
Because of the manner in which a TBI occurs, it is often caused by another person or entity. This can come in the form of a wide variety of situations like car accidents, physical assaults, falls, and sports-related incidents just to name a few. Whenever another party’s negligence leads to injuries, they can be held liable for a personal injury lawsuit. Due to the extensive costs generally associated with treatments for a TBI, reimbursement in those types of cases could be substantial. Of course, this can vary depending on the severity of the TBI, with successful settlements ranging from thousands up to millions of dollars. It is absolutely crucial that you have strong legal representation by your side if you file for a personal injury claim. These kinds of lawsuits can be expensive to pursue, and may take years to resolve. Having a skilled personal injury attorney working on your behalf is paramount to navigating this process properly.