After handling thousands of car accident cases throughout my career I believe that part of my job is to educate the public on accident and injury related issues. Over the years, Zanes Law has been retained by a number of clients on traumatic brain injury cases. Most of these cases involve car accident injuries, but some do involve traumatic brain injuries from a blow to the head during some other type of activity. Regardless, all are due to the negligence of another party. While traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe, it is important to know exactly what a traumatic brain injury is and what to do when one occurs.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, a traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. This can be the result of an object suddenly and violently coming into contact with the head, or when an object actually pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue.
Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:
Blurred vision or tired eyes
Ringing in the ears
Bad taste in the mouth
Fatigue or lethargy
Behavioral or mood changes
Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking
People with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may display the above symptoms along with those listed below:
Headache that gets worse or does not go away
Dilation of one or both pupils
Weakness or numbness
Loss of coordination
Restlessness or agitation
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are car accidents and falls.
Zanes Law attorneys represent people who have been injured in both types of accidents. So if you receive a traumatic brain injury or a personal injury from a car accident or any other event, call the personal injury attorneys at Zanes Law, a leading personal injury and car accident law firm in Phoenix. Our main office number is 602-999-9999.