More than any other injury, brain injuries have the greatest potential to alter the lives of afflicted individuals and their families. People affected by even mild brain injuries often suffer memory loss or amnesia, altered emotions, and tainted personalities.
Most traumatic brain injuries accidents are preventable and occur because of another party’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another’s wrongdoing, you may wish to consult an attorney who can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
What causes brain injuries?
Traumatic brain injury, or TB1, occurs in three general ways:
• The head being struck with force
• The head striking an object
• The brain undergoing movement within the skull, yet without visual trauma to the exterior of the head.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs as a consequence of an injury to the head. Post-concussion syndrome
(PCS) refers to a complex set of symptoms that develops in some people who have sustained a concussion and includes
headaches, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, memory difficulties, and sensitivity to noise and light. These symptoms may last
for weeks or months and, in some cases, may persist for a year or longer after a head injury. Although the pathophysiology of
PCS is currently not well understood, many experts believe that PCS is caused by a combination of structural damage to the brain
and psychological factors. Because of the variability of symptoms among patients, there is no specific standard treatment for
PCS. The goals of treatment are to control the symptoms as best as possible and to help patients return to normal activities of
daily living through rehabilitation.
When clients suffer these types of injuries as a result of an accident, ensuring that they receive full compensation requires skill
and tenacity on the part of their attorney. At Spada Law Group, LLC we have those skills and the experience necessary to
properly handle cases involving concussions and PCS. Call us today.