Traumatic and acquired brain injuries

Most traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result from a blow to the head, but it doesn’t necessarily require that type of trauma to suffer a brain injury. A TBI can result from sudden acceleration and deceleration or even a slip-and fall without hitting your head on the floor. TBIs are generally classified into five different types. Those are:

  • Concussions when the brain slams against the hard walls of the skull
  • Contusions that cause bleeding on the brain that might require surgery
  • Contusions on two sides of the brain from back and forth movement
  • Diffuse axonal injuries that tear the brain’s nerve tissue
  • Penetration injuries when objects like bone fragments penetrate the brain

Common causes of traumatic brain injuries might include any of the following occurrences:

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
  • Intentional violent acts
  • Sports injuries
  • Explosions

Signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries may or may not involve a loss of consciousness, but even without a loss of consciousness, a victim is likely to be confused or disoriented. Headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of balance and confusion are all signs of a traumatic brain injury. 

Acquired brain injuries

Brain injuries might also be acquired. An acquired brain injury might result from negligent care and treatment by a healthcare provider. For example, medical negligence could cause the oxygen supply to the brain to become insufficient or¬†completely cut off. The neurological deficiencies can be permanent or fatal. They’re usually far more profound than most traumatic brain injuries.

The Louisiana law firm of Salim-Beasley LLC has been representing victims who have been injured by the carelessness and negligence of others for over 50 years. A traumatic or acquired brain injury can emotionally and financially flattens a family. If you or somebody close to you has suffered a traumatic or acquired brain injury, contact our offices at 800-491-1817 for a free case consultation and evaluation with a personal injury attorney from our law firm.