As one of the most severe types of injuries, a traumatic brain injury can
have a severe impact on a person’s life. Because there are so many
factors involved and varying degrees of severity, many people are unaware
of exactly what a brain injury entails. A brain injury may only produce
symptoms mimicking a headache or could result in long-term and life-altering
damages. It is important to understand exactly how a traumatic brain injury
occurs, how serious it is, and what treatments are available.
First, it is crucial to understand the different parts of the brain and
their respective functions. Each hemisphere of the brain is broken into
lobes with different responsibilities within the body. The occipital lobe
helps to interpret what a person sees. The parietal lobe controls various
movements of the body, the sense of space, and the body’s sensation.
The temporal lobe is responsible for the language control, emotions, and
assists with memory. The frontal lobe is responsible for the behavior,
judgment skills, memory, and movement of eyes, trunk, and extremities.
The amount of damage done to the brain and the location of the damage can
determine what functions are lost and what types of issues the victim
may have over the course of their lifetime. The severity of the injuries
can be categorized as either mild, moderate, and severe. The symptoms
can worsen based on the categorization of the injury. For instance:
mild traumatic brain injury may result in brief loss of consciousness, headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
moderate traumatic brain injury may result in loss of consciousness for up to 24 hours, short-term memory
loss, and confusion.
severe traumatic brain injury may result in long-term memory loss, cognitive issues, paralysis, or coma.
There are a number of situations that can cause someone to sustain a traumatic
brain injury. These include motor vehicle collisions, falls from heights,
acts of violence, sports injuries, slip and fall accidents, and more.
When this happens, it is important for the victim to seek medical treatment
as soon as possible to assess the injury and begin treatment.
Far too often, severe traumatic brain injuries can result in lifelong damages
that impact the victim’s way of life. When the injury is caused
by negligence, the victim or his or her family may be able to take legal
action against the responsible party. At the Law Offices of Jordan &
Associates LLC, our
Denver brain injury attorneys understand the difficulties that many brain injury victims are going through
and what they must endure. As committed advocates, we take the time to
explain to our clients what rights and options they may have. We want
to make sure that every person we represent feels comfortable knowing
they are in capable hands.
Contact our firm today to discuss your potential lawsuit with skilled legal professionals.