A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the most severe injuries that can be sustained. TBI’s effects aren’t often apparent right away, which makes these injuries more complicated. Even seemingly mild traumatic brain injuries like concussions can cause terrible and permanent consequences when not addressed right away. Impacts to the head must be addressed quickly, with a high level of attention,  to avoid long lasting and significant consequences. 

a scan showing a closed head traumatic brain injury

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

What exactly is a traumatic brain injury? A traumatic brain injury, often known as a TBI, results from physical harm to the brain from the outside. Brain injuries fall on a spectrum from minor to severe, with the worst cases resulting in death. Given the brain’s critical role in all human functions, brain injuries should be handled immediately and with great caution. Without immediate medical attention, they may worsen, become permanent, or result in death.

A concussion is a minor brain injury that only briefly affects the brain cells; however, a significant injury can result in bleeding, tissue damage, irreversible brain damage, coma, or even death. Unfortunately, TBIs are one of the most frequent disabilities and causes of death among adults. A moderate TBI does have a recovery possibility. However, TBI patients may require neurosurgery and physical, occupational, and speech therapy to regain brain function.

TBI Lawyer in Long Island

It’s crucial to visit a doctor and rule out a TBI if you or someone you love was injured in an accident or received an impact to the head. If it turns out that the injury is a TBI, it’s important to understand what specifically caused it and who is responsible. Once this information is gathered,  you and your family can seek compensation and closure with the assistance of a TBI lawyer with experience in brain injuries. Give the legal team at TonaLaw a call to discuss your brain injury claim and speak to a Long Island brain injury attorney right away. Our commitment to our clients is unwavering. 

What Is a Closed Head Injury?

A non-penetrating head injury that does not fracture the skull is referred to as a “closed head injury.” An abrupt or violent motion rattling the brain often causes this kind of traumatic brain injury. This causes bleeding and tearing of tissue and blood vessels as the brain tissue strikes the hard bone surface of the skull. Car accidents, slips and falls, assault, and sports are the leading causes of closed brain injuries. 

What Is a Penetrating Brain Injury?

An open head wound can cause this specific sort of traumatic brain damage. When a foreign item, such as a bullet, penetrates the skull, the skull cracks, causing injury.

What Is a Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)?

A DAI is a specific kind of brain damage that develops when the axons, the brain’s long connective nerves, rupture. This is brought on by the brain’s quick movement or rotation inside the skull. It is referred to as a “blunt” head injury. DAI brain damage early warning signals could be minuscule. They also may not show up right away on CT and MRI tests. The longer it goes unnoticed, the greater the chance it will spread to other brain sections and often results in a coma. The symptoms of a DAI might range from a temporary loss of consciousness in mild cases to a coma, lifelong permanent brain damage with significant secondary deficits, or death. DAI brain injuries typically stem from crashes or auto accidents. These collisions frequently entail sudden acceleration and deceleration before impact and often the rolling or flipping over of a vehicle.

Primary Brain Injury vs Secondary?

A primary brain injury results from a severe brain injury that occurs suddenly. When it occurs, it is regarded as more or less complete and may either be closed or penetrating. This typically occurs after a shooting, fall, or car accident. A secondary brain injury, on the other hand, describes the status of the brain as it changes over the subsequent hours and days after the accident. The extent of secondary brain damage is determined by changes in the brain’s cellular, chemical, blood-vascular, and tissue components. Second Impact Syndrome, often known as SIS, is connected to secondary brain damage that results from repeated brain trauma. Second Impact Syndrome serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of taking concussions and other head injuries seriously to promote healing and stop further harm.

Traumatic Brain Injury Law Firm in New York

TonaLaw has a group of personal injury attorneys with significant experience in trauma related brain injuries. We are devoted to assisting people like you in finding a path forward since we have witnessed firsthand the terrible effects a TBI has on individuals and families over the course of our many years in practice.

Our Long Island traumatic brain injury law firm can assist you in pursuing compensation for the severe effects that a TBI has had on the quality of life for you and your loved ones. We can assist you in bringing a personal injury lawsuit to help you obtain the compensation you are due. At TonaLaw, we put the client first. 

Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury? We can assist. Get in touch with our TonaLaw brain injury attorneys to determine your next steps. Call 1-833-TONALAW or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation. 

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