Bentonville Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are a significant health concern affecting millions of people worldwide, and the impact of TBIs on an individual's life can be devastating, affecting their ability to work, maintain relationships, and enjoy everyday activities. The Bentonville attorneys at Bundy Law Office can help victims of negligence pursue compensation for their TBI. Whether your case is settled via negotiation or in a trial, we are equipped to take on your case. 

To discuss your case with our Bentonville TBI attorneys, call (918) 992-2142.

Common Causes of TBIs

These injuries occur when an external force causes damage to the brain, leading to temporary or permanent impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions. Common causes of TBIs include: 

  • Sports injuries. Sports-related injuries are a leading cause of TBIs, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Contact sports like football, hockey, rugby, and boxing pose a higher risk for head injuries due to the nature of the game, which often involves collisions, tackles, and falls. Athletes who suffer repeated concussions or other head injuries may develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss, and depression.
  • Violence. Violent acts, such as physical assaults, gunshots, and child abuse, can also lead to traumatic brain injuries. These injuries are often more severe and can have long-lasting consequences. Public awareness campaigns, community support programs, and stricter gun control laws can help mitigate violence related TBIs.
  • Motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents account for a significant percentage of TBIs, particularly in high-speed collisions. In such accidents, the sudden impact can cause the brain to collide with the skull, resulting in contusions, bruising, or even more severe brain damage. Seatbelts, airbags, and other safety features can help reduce the risk of TBIs in vehicle accidents, but they are not foolproof. 
  • Slips and falls. Falls are another leading cause of TBIs, affecting people of all ages. Older adults are especially vulnerable to falls due to factors such as decreased muscle strength, balance issues, and medication side effects. Fall-related TBIs can also result from slipping on wet surfaces, tripping over objects, or losing balance on stairs.

Recognizing the Symptoms of TBIs

If you are involved in an accident and/or suspect that you or someone else has suffered a TBI, seek medical attention immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment can help minimize the long-term effects of the injury. 

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a TBI is crucial for early intervention and better recovery outcomes. Common symptoms include: 

  • headaches, 
  • dizziness, 
  • nausea, 
  • memory problems, 
  • difficulty concentrating, and 
  • changes in mood or behavior. 

More severe cases may involve seizures, loss of consciousness, or slurred speech. It is also important to note that it is essential to follow the prescribed treatment plan, which may include physical therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and medication management.

What Are the Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be broadly categorized into two types: penetrating and non-penetrating. A penetrating TBI occurs when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. This type of injury often results from accidents involving sharp objects, gunshot wounds, or high-velocity impacts. Penetrating TBIs can cause severe damage to the brain, including bleeding, swelling, and destruction of brain tissue.

Non-penetrating TBIs, also known as closed head injuries, occur when the brain is injured without any penetration of the skull. These injuries typically result from blunt force trauma, such as falls, car accidents, or sports-related incidents. Non-penetrating TBIs can cause a wide range of symptoms depending on the severity and location of the injury.

Common types of TBIs (that fall into both categories) include: 

  • Concussions. A concussion is a mild form of TBI caused by a sudden jolt or impact to the head. It can result in temporary loss of brain function, leading to symptoms like confusion, dizziness, and headache. Most concussions resolve on their own with rest and proper care.
  • Cerebral contusions. These are bruises on the brain tissue caused by an impact to the head. Symptoms may include headache, dizziness, and confusion. In severe cases, cerebral contusions can lead to swelling and increased pressure within the skull.
  • Diffuse axonal injuries. This type of TBI occurs when the brain rapidly shifts inside the skull due to a sudden acceleration or deceleration. The movement can cause widespread damage to nerve fibers (axons), leading to symptoms such as loss of consciousness, coma, and in severe cases, death.
  • Intracranial hemorrhage. An intracranial hemorrhage is bleeding within the skull, often caused by a traumatic injury. It can result in increased pressure on the brain and may require emergency treatment to relieve the pressure and prevent further damage.
  • Skull fractures. A skull fracture is a break in the bone surrounding the brain. Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, it can cause various symptoms, including pain, swelling, and changes in vision or hearing.
  • Subdural hematomas. This type of injury involves bleeding between the outer layer of the brain (dura mater) and the brain itself. Subdural hematomas can cause symptoms like headache, dizziness, and changes in consciousness. In severe cases, they may require surgery to remove the blood and relieve pressure on the brain.

Experienced TBI Attorneys in Bentonville

At Bundy Law Office, we have helped countless individuals and their families navigate the legal process and secure the compensation they deserve. Our success rate speaks for itself, as we have consistently achieved the best possible case results for our clients. 

We are deeply committed to providing compassionate, personalized legal representation that respects the dignity of each client and their unique circumstances. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury due to someone else's negligence, you can trust our firm to help you pursue fair compensation. 

Learn more about how we can help with your case by calling (918) 992-2142. We offer free initial consultations. 

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