Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Attorneys In CT
Traumatic Brain Injuries occur when one’s normal brain function is altered as a result of external factors such as bumps and blows. TBIs range in severity and can significantly impact you or a loved one’s ability to function normally. Traumatic Brain Injuries can happen to anyone and, unfortunately, they are one of the most economically and emotionally costly injuries that a family can sustain.
If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we encourage you to contact Buckley Wynne & Parese immediately. We understand the devastation of traumatic brain injuries and how they can affect every aspect of a family’s lives. Here at BWP, our CT traumatic brain injury attorneys are experienced, determined and compassionate. We endeavor to use all of our attention and resources towards helping you and your family get back on your feet.
BrainLine’s “9 Need-to-Know Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury”
- A traumatic brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. You do not need to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion.
- Each year, 2.8 million people are treated for TBI in a U.S. emergency department. By the numbers, every American has more than a 1:160 chance of sustaining a traumatic brain injury each year.
- The three groups at highest risk for traumatic brain injury are children (0-4-year-olds), teenagers (15-19-year-olds), and adults (65 and older).
- Estimates peg the number of sports-related traumatic brain injuries as high as 3.8 million per year.
- Using a seatbelt and wearing a helmet are the best ways to prevent a TBI.
- Males are almost twice as likely as females to sustain a TBI.
- A concussion is a mild brain injury. The consequences of multiple concussions can be far more dangerous than those of a first TBI.
- The area most often injured are the frontal lobes that control thinking and emotional regulation.
- A blow to one part of the brain can cause damage throughout.
Source - BrainLine
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The Four Leading Causes Are:
Other Causes of TBIs Include:
- Falls from Heights
- Sports and Recreation
- Gunshot Wounds
- Workplace Injuries
- Military Actions
A concussion is the most frequent and well-known traumatic brain injury. Concussions are difficult to diagnose and there are a range of symptoms including dizziness, headaches, blurred vision and nausea. It is important to contact a doctor if you or a loved one has sustained a bump, blow or jolt to the head.
Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “HEADS up to Brain Injury Awareness (add link https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html) ” site to learn more about concussions and their efforts to keep children and teens safe by educating people to recognize, respond and minimize the risk of concussions.
Brain Basics- How Well do you Remember High School Biology Class?
Source - Buffer
Question 1: What Does the Brain Do?
Answer: The brain has endless functions as it plays a major role in about every major body system. The brain stores memories, forms emotions, controls the body, solves problems, processes sensory information…
Question 2: How Does the Brain Communicate?
Answer: The brain is part of the nervous system which works with the spinal cord to send messages back and forth to different parts of the body.
Question 3: What Protects the Brain?
Answer: The bones of the skull along with meninges and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF). There are three meninges, which are thin membranes, called Dura Mater, Arachnoid and Pia.
Question 4: How Much of the Body’s Energy Does the Brain Use?
Answer: The brain uses roughly 20% of the total blood and oxygen that is produced in our bodies.
Question 5: How Many Primary Areas is the Brain Made Up Of?
Answer: There are three primary areas- the forebrain (cerebrum and top of the brainstem), midbrain (middle part of the brainstem) and hindbrain (bottom of the brainstem and the cerebellum).
Question 6: What’s Affected by Injury to the Frontal Lobe?
Answer: The frontal lobe is responsible tasks such as attention, emotions, concentration, self-monitoring, organization, problem solving, planning, speaking, judgment, motor planning, awareness of abilities, awareness of limitations, personality, mental flexibility and inhibition of behavior. Damage to the frontal lobe can result in a significant change in social behavior and personality.
Question 7: What’s Affected by Injury to the Parietal Lobe?
Answer: The parietal lobe is responsible task such as sense of touch, depth perception, identification of sizes, shapes and colors, and visual perception. Damage to the parietal lobe can result in dramatic changes in sensory processing such as hand-eye coordination.
Question 8: What’s Affected by Injury to the Temporal Lobe?
Answer: The temporal lobe is responsible for tasks such as memory, organization, sequencing, hearing and understanding language. Symptoms associated with temporal lobe injuries include hearing loss, disordered visual perception, and disturbance of language comprehension.
Question 9: What’s Affected by Injury to the Right Side of the Brain?
Answer: Creativeness, imagination, intuition and empathy are believed to be controlled by the right side of the brain. Injury might cause visual-spatial impairment and altered creativity.
Question 10: What’s Affected by Injury to the Left Side of the Brain?
Answer: Analytical, logical, precision and organizational traits are believed to be controlled by the left side of the brain. Injury might cause difficulties in speaking or understanding language.
Contact Your CT Brain Injury Lawyers Buckley Wynne & Parese Today
Here at Buckley Wynne & Parese, we understand the profound effects of traumatic brain injuries on not just the injured, but also their loved ones. Everyday tasks and one’s ability to earn a living can become dramatically difficult. We will help you fight for the compensation that will help you and your family move forward. Our CT brain injury attorneys will meet you anywhere at any time whether that’s a hospital, a home, a restaurant, the office, for a free consultation. We want to do what is easiest for you at a very overwhelming time. If you’re in need of compassionate, experienced and knowledgeable attorneys, call us today.
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