Tennessee Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain injuries are among the most serious injuries a person can sustain. If your brain injury was due to the negligence or breach of duty of a doctor, employer or any other individual or entity, you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to recover damages.

There are several different types of brain injuries; each of them is, additionally, different in terms of severity and rehabilitation ability.

Open head brain injuries are also referred to as penetrating brain injuries. It is characterized by a break in the skull bone. A bullet wound piercing the skull is a prime example of this type of injury.

Closed head brain injuries occur most often as a result of the slamming of the brain back and forth inside the skull. Bruising and/or tearing of blood vessels and tissues are signs of this type of injury. Closed head injuries are completely internal and do not exist outside the skull bone.

Injuries that fall under the category of deceleration usually occur as a result of a sudden stoppage in movement, in which the skull stops, but the brain continues. This type of injury results in direct brain damage, due to nerve damage and swelling of the brain tissues.

Hypoxia is another form of brain injury, which refers to decreased oxygen flow to the brain even if there is adequate blood flow. Asphyxiation, drowning, cardiac arrest, head trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning and anesthesia complications are accidents that can cause hypoxia.

Brain injuries are not always the easiest type of injury to assess. Since the brain is such an extremely complex organ, and since injuries to it can affect many different aspects of bodily function, from motor skills and coordination to cognitive processes, it may be hard to determine whether an accident has caused a brain injury or not. This is one of the many reasons that brain injuries are so devastating to both the victim and their families.

Brain injuries are considered personal injury cases and most attorneys who specialize in brain injury law will take the case on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to provide any payment until after your case is won. The law firm will take care of all the court costs and expenses, and the attorney will not receive fees until the case is concluded successfully and you have been awarded damages.

Damages for injuries such as brain injuries can include lost wage compensation, medical bill compensation, and even compensation for pain and suffering which can include mental or emotional suffering. If your life has been turned upside down by a brain injury, and if your well-being or quality of life has suffered or will suffer permanently, you deserve to pursue compensation from the negligent party.

Most personal injury cases must adhere to a relatively strict statute of limitations, depending on the type of injury and the state in which the injury occurred. With severe brain injury, you may have longer to file the case. Your attorney will advise you.

Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, those who caused your accident through their negligence can be held accountable. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury. You can also seek compensation for time lost from work to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to your traumatic brain injury.


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