Murfreesboro Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Help Families Recover
Helping Tennessee clients get justice after serious accidents
Brain injuries change victims’ lives in seconds. They also change the lives of the victim’s family. Victims often suffer serious physical, emotional and cognitive issues. When brain injuries are caused by any type of impact, collision or fall, they are considered to be traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The word “traumatic” refers to the method of injury, not the amount of damage it causes. The Murfreesboro traumatic brain injury attorneys at the law firm of McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC help victims and their families seek compensation to pay for medical costs and additional care.
Understanding the types of traumatic brain injury
Brain injuries are classified by cause, type and severity. Brain damage is caused by either open-head or closed-head trauma. Open-head injuries occur any time the skull is cracked or penetrated. In these injuries, the brain comes into contact with skull fragments or foreign objects such as a bullet. Closed-head injuries occur when the skull does not break. These injuries can be just as severe and include:
- Contra coup injuries
- Diffuse axonal injury
Any of these injuries can range from mild to severe or even deadly. Some victims recover in a matter of hours or days. Many others slowly heal over the course of years. The most seriously injured victims die or never fully recover. Comas and persistent vegetative states are the most severe symptoms of brain injury victims who survive. Our Murfreesboro attorneys help victims of all types of brain injuries.
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of brain injury
There are many potential symptoms of TBI. The best way to diagnose TBI is through medical imaging and professional testing. For this reason, it is essential that you seek medical care after any serious impact to the head, especially if you lose consciousness for even a second. Some of the most common symptoms of TBI are dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and difficulty speaking. Depending on the type of injury and the part of the brain that is injured, symptoms can vary greatly. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to getting head injury victims the medical care that they need.
Treating traumatic brain injuries
In the immediate aftermath of a head injury, the doctor must stabilize the pressure in the brain cavity. This may require surgery. Once conditions have stabilized, the best treatment for traumatic brain injuries is time. Eventually, the brain may heal and patients may regain function. In addition to simply waiting, rehabilitation, therapy and home care may be needed.
Injury victims often need to re-learn many of the tasks necessary for living a normal life. For this reason, therapy can take years and be quite expensive. Our attorneys strive to hold negligent parties accountable so that the costs of therapy and home care will be paid. Additionally, we seek damages to compensate you and your family for lost wages, lost earning capacity and the value of tasks you used to perform to maintain your home.
Trust us to help you get the medical care you need after a brain injury
The attorneys at McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC understand that brain injuries are truly life-changing. When those injuries are caused by the negligence of an individual or company, our attorneys relentlessly pursue justice for our clients. If you have been hurt in Murfreesboro or the surrounding areas of Tennessee, we can help. Call us now at 615-278-9016 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.