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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Episode 52: Calloway County personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts explains causes and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in this episode. Causes of a TBI can range from motor vehicle collisions and falls, to violence and even explosions. Using his 30 years of experience.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can occur at surprisingly low speeds. While most people think of TBIs as resulting from high-speed collisions, such as car accidents or falls, they can also be caused by collisions at surprisingly low speeds.

When a person’s brain moves quickly against the inside surface of their skull, it can cause a traumatic brain injury. This can occur even if the person’s head does not physically strike anything. The body is still moving at the time of the collision, causing the brain to slam against the skull at a higher rate than people might expect.

Motor vehicle collisions are a common cause of brain injuries.  As an attorney who rides a motorcycle and frequently handles motorcycle accidents, Jeff stresses how important it is to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. TBIs can have a variety of symptoms. If a person suspects they have a brain injury, they should seek medical attention and speak to a doctor about their symptoms. It is important to be aware of the causes of brain injuries and the symptoms they can present, as well as to take precautions to protect against them.

Brain injury Is a Permanent Injury

A brain injury is a serious and permanent condition that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. The severity of the injury can range from mild to severe and the effects can be long-lasting.

When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it can cause physical, cognitive, and emotional changes. Physical changes can include difficulty with balance, coordination and vision. Cognitive changes can include difficulty with concentration, memory and problem-solving. Emotional changes can include changes in mood, behavior and personality.

The effects of a TBI can be long-term and can include changes in the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. It is important to note that even mild TBIs can have long-term effects. In addition to the long-term effects of a TBI, the potential for developing post-concussion syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease is increased when a person has suffered multiple head injuries. In terms of legal action, it is important to take into account the potential for long-term effects when seeking damages for a brain injury.

When seeking damages for a TBI, it’s critical to have an experienced attorney who is familiar with the legal process and knows how to properly present evidence to the court. Having the right experts, such as doctors and vocational experts, can make a huge difference in the outcome of a case. These experts can provide testimony to explain the extent of the injury and the potential for future medical treatment and impairment of earning capacity.

Overall, a brain injury is a serious and permanent condition that can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. It is important to be aware of the potential causes of TBIs and the long-term effects they can have. It is also important to seek legal help when seeking damages for a TBI to ensure that the full extent of the injury is taken into account.

Brain Injuries Can Cause Different Types of Changes

Brain injuries can cause changes in physical, sensory, cognitive and behavioral areas. Physical symptoms of a TBI can include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, and balance issues. Sensory symptoms can include blurred vision, sensitivity to bright lights and loud noises, and difficulty focusing. Cognitive changes can include difficulty with memory, concentration, and decision-making. Behavioral changes can include mood swings, depression, anxiety, and irritability. It is important to note that these changes can be gradual and may not be immediately noticeable. This is why it is important for family members and friends to be aware of the potential signs and symptoms of a TBI and to seek medical help if they are present.

In addition to the physical and mental changes that a TBI can cause, the legal implications of a TBI should also be taken into consideration. A lawyer can help to ensure that the full extent of the injury is taken into account when negotiating with insurance companies. Visual aids such as x-rays and photographs can be used to demonstrate the severity of the injury, making it harder for insurance companies to discount the severity of the injury.

Look for Red Flags from Brain Injuries

One of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) is a car accident. While most people who experience an auto accident may not immediately recognize the signs of a TBI, there are some common symptoms that can be red flags for family members. These include:

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Mood swings, and
  • Changes in behavior

For example, a person who never had to be reminded to take medication before may now have to be reminded, or someone who never missed an appointment may now forget to keep them. Additionally, a person who was once happy-go-lucky may now become easily agitated and yell or throw objects. It is important to seek medical attention for a TBI as soon as possible, as the sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the better the recovery can be.

If a family member notices any of the symptoms mentioned above, they should make sure to let the doctor know. In some cases, the symptoms of a TBI may not appear until months after the accident, so it is important to be aware of this possibility. When seeking medical attention for a TBI, it is important to visit a neurologist who specializes in treating TBIs. Additionally, a mental health professional such as a psychologist can be helpful in managing some of the symptoms of a TBI, such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Experience Matters

When it comes to legal matters, experience matters. It is essential that an attorney is familiar with the laws and regulations that apply to the case in order to ensure a successful outcome. This is especially true when it comes to cases involving traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can have serious and long-term effects, so it is important to have an attorney who is experienced in handling such cases.

Jeff Roberts is an attorney who has been practicing personal injury law for 30 years. He has handled both car wreck, truck wreck, and motorcycle accident cases, as well as Kentucky workers’ comp cases. He understands the importance of getting the client the best medical treatment possible, and he is familiar with the different types of doctors and treatments available for TBIs. He also knows how to manage the case and how to get the client to the proper medical professionals.

Jeff encourages his clients to look at reviews on Google and Facebook to get a better understanding of his experience. His reviews show that he takes the time to ensure a successful outcome for his clients. Experience matters when it comes to legal matters, and it is especially important when it comes to cases involving traumatic brain injuries.

Jeff Roberts Represents Injured Clients Throughout Kentucky

With offices located in Calloway County and now Christian County, Jeff has a history of representing personal injury clients, workers’ compensation clients and social security disability clients across the state.  He’s represented clients from Paducah, Bowling Green, Louisville, Covington, Whitesville and many other Kentucky locations.  He’s not just a Western Kentucky injury attorney. 

We hope you found this episode insightful and helpful.  Thank you for listening!

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