The disorder referred to as a traumatic acquired brain injury reflects the effect of an outside force on the head. That force can cause an alarming increase in the amount of pressure within the skull. The brain can respond to that pressure in a variety of ways. For instance, it might develop a clot, demonstrate the effects of oxygen deprivation or exhibit a series of symptoms, with the possibility that the final symptom would be a seizure.
What sorts of accidents cause such an injury?
A fall can cause an outside force to affect the head, if the head lacks proper protection. In a similar fashion a motor vehicle accident, an on-the water accident, or behaviors triggered by an abuse of alcohol can damage the organ inside of the skull. Oxygen deprivation can injure the brain. Oxygen deprivation can take place at the time of a drowning or a choking incident, as well as following an excessive inhalation of smoke.Heat stroke and the accompanying dehydration can also injure the brain, triggering the appearance of symptoms associated with a traumatic acquired brain injury.
The symptoms associated with these sorts of injuries reflect the completion of various changes within the body.
Some of the symptoms result from cognitive changes: poor memory, shortened attention span, slower thought processes, and a tendency to become distracted easily.
A few symptoms reflect perceptual changes: disoriented feeling, confusion and an exaggerated response to light, sound or smell. More than on symptom indicates the completion of behavioral changes: organizational problems and trouble concentrating.
A long list of symptoms offers evidence of physical changes: blurred vision, trouble sleeping, dizziness, nausea, headaches, vomiting, fatigue and ringing in the ears.
Another long list reveals the effect of altered emotions: anger, anxiety, apathy, irritability and nervousness.
Facts of greatest concern to a personal injury lawyer:
The sum total of the changes/symptoms can have an impact on a victim’s ability to handle social situations. By the same token, those changes/symptoms can limit a victim’s ability to stay on top of his or her financial concerns.
Together, those two factors can present a pair of hurdles to someone that hopes to earn a living, while dealing with a traumatic acquired brain injury. A good Personal Injury Lawyer in Hamilton strives, during any period of negotiations, to point out the presence of such hurdles, in hopes of winning a fair compensation for his or her brain-injured client.
Lawyers must also deal with the fact that the symptoms associated with such brain-related injuries manifest themselves slowly, over an extended period of time. For that reason, an experienced attorney with a brain-injured client does not like to accept an early offer from the opposing party’s insurance company.