Tupelo Brain Injury Lawyers
Handling Traumatic Brain Injuries in Mississippi, Tennessee, & Texas
Each day, approximately 155 people in the United States die as a result of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. Even those who survive face serious complications that can last their entire lives. Sustaining a traumatic brain injury cannot only change your life but also have a huge impact on your family and other loved ones.
To account for the far-reaching effects of TBIs, many people pursue catastrophic injury lawsuits, which are appropriate when your injury is caused by someone else’s negligence. While no amount of money can change what happened, a successful lawsuit can help you and your family secure your future.
If you are interested in filing suit against the party or parties who harmed you, MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice can help.
Call us at (662) 262-6264 to get started.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
According to MedlinePlus, a resource from the United States government, “traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden injury that causes damage to the brain.” TBIs can be closed (when the head suddenly and violently hits an object) or penetrating (when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue). They can also range in seriousness – from mild to moderate to severe. A concussion, for example, is a type of mild TBI, but a more severe TBI might result in paralysis or a coma.
If you’ve suffered a closed or penetrating head injury, contact our Tupelo traumatic brain injury attorneys today.
What Are the Symptoms of a TBI?
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury will depend on its severity. The symptoms of a mild TBI include:
- A brief loss of consciousness*
- Blurred vision or tired eyes
- Ringing in the ears
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Fatigue or lethargy
- A change in sleep patterns
- Behavioral or mood changes
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking
*Not everyone with a traumatic brain injury will lose consciousness.
Symptoms of a more serious (moderate to severe) TBI may include those listed above, as well as:
- A headache that gets worse or does not go away
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- An inability to awaken from sleep
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in the extremities
- Loss of coordination
- Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
- Extended unconsciousness or coma
Any time you hit your head in an accident, you should seek medical attention. If you suspect a TBI, call 911 immediately.
Once you are stable, MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Falls and motor vehicle accidents are the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. At our firm, we handle TBIs caused by:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Defective products
If you or someone you love has been injured in any of the situations above, schedule your free consultation with MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice today.
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Many TBIs result in lifelong disabilities. The most common disabilities impact your cognition (ability to think, remember, and reason), sensory processing (ability to see, hear, etc.), communication (ability to express and understand), and mental or behavioral health. Some people experience personality changes and depression after a TBI, and others suffer memory loss, coma, or paralysis.
After a TBI, you may need extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and even assistance in completing everyday activities. While these resources can help you live a meaningful life, they do not come cheap.
A successful lawsuit can help you recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Assistive care and devices
- Missed wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Changes to your quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- And more
At our firm, we fight for full and fair compensation and help ensure that your settlement or verdict represents the best possible outcome of your case.
Our attorneys have over 40 years of collective experience and the empathy to match. We understand what you are going through, and we want to help you through this difficult time. At MW Law Firm PLLC - Mama Justice, we treat our clients like family because we know when you get injured, first, you call your mama, then, you call Mama Justice.
Mrs. Wigginton is true to her name.- Lillian F.
Missy is a fighter and doesn't give up on her cases.- Gayla
Mama Missy truly cares about her clients.- Elizabeth
Best lawyer ever!- Former Client
Missy gets the job done!- Keith