Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can happen when the head suddenly and with great force impacts an object. TBI can also occur when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.
Symptoms of mild TBI include: headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking.
A victim with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries can be devastating to victims and their families. Constant struggle (to lead normal lives, facing extreme pain, cognitive impairment, partial or full physical disability, and overwhelming financial stress) can often be too much to handle.
The law office of Keith S. Douglass & Associates, L.L.P. has represented those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Through our extensive experience, we are familiar with the challenges faced by our clients and their families. We fight the insurance companies that are quick to deny liability and blame the victim for the accident. We stand up for your rights and make sure that your voice is heard.