Mississippi Brain Injury Lawyers
Handling Traumatic Brain Injuries in Mississippi, Tennessee, & Alabama
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, can help.
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 Mississippi 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
- 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