Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when the brain is injured as a result of sudden force. These types of injuries can be life altering as well as deadly.
The trauma is considered a penetrating head injury if the impact results in damage to the skull itself, such as a crack or break. Closed head injuries, in which the brain is injured but the skull remains undamaged, can occur from a blow or impact, or from severe back-and-forth shaking, such as whiplash. They are more difficult to diagnose.
Brain injuries can occur from a range of means, including assault and battery, car accidents, poor treatment by health care professionals, and other acts of negligence. Babies and small children can suffer brain damage known as "shaken baby syndrome."
Recovery varies with brain injury, but ongoing medical care is inevitable. Some people recover with mild, life-altering changes to their health, while others become severely disabled or die. Physically, TBI can lead to paralysis, seizures, blindness, memory loss, impaired communication skills, and many other disabilities. Psychologically and emotionally, victims suffer from the stress of the loss of independence, time away from work and family challenges.
At Castle Law Office, we've helped many people with brain injuries get the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, give us a call to see if we can help you. We offer a free initial consultation, and we don't get paid unless you win your case.
Call us at 816-842-7100 or email us to schedule your free consultation.