Brain Injury

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Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are the most traumatic and life altering injuries a human being can sustain. A majority of the brain injuries are caused due to the negligence or malicious act of a person or organization. Brain injuries are traumatic and life altering since they leave a deep physical and psychological effect on the human being who has received them. A person might lose his earning, movement and social life after a brain injury which essentially requires medical and legal intervention both of which are quite costly. Rory Law will ensure to cover those costs along with your cost of living.

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Types of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be of several types depending on the impact and the medium they have been inflicted on a person. Although the brain is surrounded by a strong skull yet a severe blow might shake it and cause internal injuries which might take years to be detected.

Concussions are caused by rear end auto accidents when a person’s neck moves back and forth very rapidly with utmost force, it can also be caused by a direct blow to the head; even a gunshot wound might cause concussions in the brain. Concussions might result from an open or closed head wound. This is a degenerative condition if it happens repeatedly and is not treated on time or worsens with time which can lead to changes in mood, personality and cognitive functioning. In case you or one of your loved one’s has received a blow to the head seek medical attention immediately.

Nerve and tissue tears can be caused when the skull moves faster than the brain, this is called diffuse axonal. This kind of injury might occur when there is a sudden and fast shaking or turning movement. The symptoms of this kind of an injury are much like those that appear in concussions.

An object like a bullet breaks the skull and skin and damages the brain sometimes too badly causing catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, this kind of a brain injury is termed as penetration injury and causes permanent damage to the part of brain that has been hit by the bullet or sharp object.

Anoxia and hypoxia are caused when there is a damage to the respiratory system. These kinds of damages are prevalent in cases of drowning, overdosing, infections and suffocations. The brain does not receive oxygen which ensures damage and in many cases death of the brain.

Edema, hemorrhage, hematoma, skull fracture and brain laceration are other brain injuries that one might sustain in case of an accident or due to the negligence of someone else for which Rory Law will ensure a compensation that takes care of the suffering person for life.

Causes of Brain Injuries

A brain injury might be caused due to a motorcycle accident due to the inherent risk of motorcycling. A helmet protects to some extent however the impact of a motorcycle accident might be a cause of a brain injury. In cases of bicycles being hit by fast moving cars or vehicles chances of a head injury are high once the rider falls on hard concrete or hits into incoming traffic. A bicycle accident might be a result of bad roads, bad bicycle parts, and negligence of some other person, faulty road designs and unsafe usage of roads by other people.

Slip and fall accidents might cause severe brain injuries in case the victim falls on a hard surface head on. Unsafe, uneven and wet surfaces are major causes of slip and fall accidents that occur because of the negligence of a person or organization. Sports injuries can be traumatic when someone is hit by sports equipment or is hit by another sportsman in the head with sports gear with malicious intent. Sports injuries might also be caused due to faulty sports equipment. Medical malpractice might be cause of brain damage when there is carelessness or negligence on the part of a doctor. Physical assault and abuse can result in severe brain injuries.

The symptoms of a brain injury

Brain injuries are of many types and some of the types might go unnoticed or undetected for a long time since they do not show up in the medical investigations that are carried out on the person. However a person who has sustained brain injuries is bound to show some symptoms that will be more than enough to reinvestigate the person medically for any signs of brain injuries.

Neck pain and headaches are the most common symptoms of a brain injury. Even if you have minor headache or neck pain after an accident do not ignore it since it can be a result of the brain injury that might have gone unnoticed. In case you are facing a problem in maintaining balance of your body after an accident get yourself checked for a brain injury.
Clouded thinking and slow response from you or one of your loved one after an accident or impact to the brain are indications of a brain injury for which you need medical intervention and an attorney from Rory Law to get you treatment and justice respectively.

Problems faced by an individual after suffering a brain injury

A brain injury especially a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will have far reaching effects on the life on an individual. Loss of work, loss of movement, poor social skills, lost learning abilities, emotional and behavioral issues form a part of life following a brain injury sustained in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. You or your loved one who has suffered these injuries deserves compensation to lead life.

Rory Law’s role in getting claim and justice for you in case of a brain injury

Attorneys at Rory Law will make sure to argue your case for a traumatic brain injury or even a simple brain injury to ensure maximum compensation for you that can make your life a bit easier and manageable after receiving brain injury in an accident. In case you are involved in an accident and receive brain injuries in the accident the first thing you need to do is seek medical help and then get in touch with Rory Law.