West Palm Beach Brain Injury Attorney
Unfortunately, brain injuries are one of the most common types of traffic collision injuries, and they are also one of the hardest to recover from. Unlike a fractured bone or a torn tendon, there is no quick fix for a brain. In fact, other than relieving the initial swelling through surgery, which is only done in life-threatening situations, there is not a lot that modern medicine can do to repair or recover from brain damage. As such, brain trauma generally takes many months, and often years, to recover from. A startling percentage of traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims never make a full recovery, and have lingering complications for the rest of their lives. Around 90,000 Americans suffer long term disability from traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Whether the brain injury you have been diagnosed with is a minor concussion or a serious, coma-inducing TBI, you deserve to be fully compensated by the negligent party who caused the collision or personal injury incident and our West Palm Beach brain injury attorneys at Hale Law are here to help.
Four Most Common Types of Brain Injuries
- Concussion—A concussion is a “mild” blow to the head, causing the brain to shake within the skull. Concussions are the least serious type of brain injury, though patients often have headache, confusion, mood changes, fatigue, and other complications for a number of days or weeks. Roughly three million Americans suffer concussions every year, according to the CDC.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury—This type of TBI is more serious than a concussion, and occurs when the brain rapidly shifts within the skull due to a blow to the head or severe jarring. During this trauma, the axon fibers of the brain are sheared (damaged), leading to serious brain trauma.
- Hematoma—A hematoma is just another word for bleeding due to a burst blood vessel within the body. However, when this happens in the brain, the pressure put on the brain due to this excess of blood can cause death or serious brain injury.
- Penetration or Skull Fracture—A penetration injury occurs when an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain. The object can be metal, glass, bone from the skull, wood, a bullet, knife, or rock—anything hard enough to pierce the skull. These types of brain injuries are always life threatening.
The West Palm Beach Brain Injury Attorneys at Hale Law are Here to Help
Brain injuries are extremely difficult to overcome, and are terrifying for the victim and everyone around them. Damages from brain injuries are often unknown for years to come—the patient may make a swift recovery, or they may be incapable of returning to work for months or years. As such, it is critical that victims of personal injuries who suffer brain trauma seek maximum compensation from the at-fault party. To speak to an experienced West Palm Beach brain injury attorney today Contact Hale Law at 941-735-4529 to schedule a free consultation. We can help you file a personal injury claim for medical care, lost earning ability, pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, and more.