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Head and brain injuries are usually the most devastating type of injuries. They may have been caused by an accident or medical negligence. Whichever is the case, not only do they have medical ramifications, but they often have emotional, physical, and psychological effects as well. They can affect your cognitive functioning and give you significant difficulty with your memory.

Brain injuries can also bring about changes in behavior, even going as far as causing a complete personality change.

It can leave formerly temperate persons behaving aggressively or violently towards their loved ones. So if you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be due some compensation for your medical and other expenses.

What can be considered as a traumatic brain injury?

The U.S. National Library of Medicine describes a traumatic brain injury as when a bump, jolt, or another head injury causes damage to the brain. The mildest kind of brain injury is a concussion and happens when the brain collides violently with the skull. Even though a concussion is classified as a “mild” head injury, the effects of the injury can be permanent and disabling. Common symptoms of a concussion are often not apparent at the beginning. They include:

  • Lasting and worsening headache
  • Continuous vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to wake up from sleep
  • Slurred speech
  • Frailty or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Dilated pupils
  • Change in behavior
  • Confusion and becoming easily frustrated
  • Lasting and worsening headache
  • Continuous vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to wake up from sleep
  • Slurred speech
  • Frailty or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Dilated pupils
  • Change in behavior
  • Confusion and becoming easily frustrated

In addition to concussions, other types of brain injuries include:

  • Hemorrhage: Hemorrhages refers to uncontrolled bleeding. When a hemorrhage happens in the brain, it can cause the blood to collect in the space around the brain or within the brain tissue itself.
  • Hematoma: This happens when blood clots outside the blood vessels and causes pressure to build within the skull.
  • Skull fracture: The skull, unlike most other bones in the body, does not have marrow. If the skull has a fracture, the inside is most likely to suffer damage as well.
  • Edema: This refers to swelling within the brain as a result of an injury. It causes pressure to build up within the brain and pushes the brain against the skull.
  • Diffuse axonal injury: This type of brain injury is one of the deadliest kinds, though it is not as visible as some other types of brain injury. It damages the cells in the brain and makes them unable to function.
  • Anoxic brain injury: This happens when the brain is deprived of oxygen, and the cells begin to die off swiftly. They are usually caused by stroke, drug overdose, oxygen deprivation in babies at birth, choking, near-drowning, anaphylactic shock as a result of allergies, or an unexpected blow to the windpipe.
  • Hemorrhage: Hemorrhages refers to uncontrolled bleeding. When a hemorrhage happens in the brain, it can cause the blood to collect in the space around the brain or within the brain tissue itself.
  • Hematoma: This happens when blood clots outside the blood vessels and causes pressure to build within the skull.
  • Skull fracture: The skull, unlike most other bones in the body, does not have marrow. If the skull has a fracture, the inside is most likely to suffer damage as well.
  • Edema: This refers to swelling within the brain as a result of an injury. It causes pressure to build up within the brain and pushes the brain against the skull.
  • Diffuse axonal injury: This type of brain injury is one of the deadliest kinds, though it is not as visible as some other types of brain injury. It damages the cells in the brain and makes them unable to function.
  • Anoxic brain injury: This happens when the brain is deprived of oxygen, and the cells begin to die off swiftly. They are usually caused by stroke, drug overdose, oxygen deprivation in babies at birth, choking, near-drowning, anaphylactic shock as a result of allergies, or an unexpected blow to the windpipe.

Who Can Be Held Liable For A Brain Injury?

To establish liability, you must find out who owed you a duty of care. After doing that, you must prove that that duty of care was violated and that the violation caused the brain injury. Therefore, if a person’s negligence caused your brain injury, they can be held responsible for the damage caused. This may include:

  • A negligent construction company that neglected in adhering to OSHA guidelines;
  • Another driver who caused an automobile or bicycle accident;
  • A business that didn’t adhere to proper guidelines to prevent slips and falls or items falling on your head.

What compensation can you receive for a brain injury?

After proving the negligence of the other party, the amount of compensation you receive will be dependent on the severity of the injury, the coverage offered by the liable party’s insurance company, and the liable party’s ability to pay an amount above insurance coverage limits. An experienced brain injury lawyer will help you determine how much you deserve. Nevertheless, you can receive compensation for:

Medical bills

Lost time at work

Pain and suffering

Inability to earn a living

Contact a Spokane Brain Injury Attorney

We understand the effect that a brain injury can have on you and your loved ones. Our brain injury attorneys can help you claim compensation following a brain injury.

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