The medical definition of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is “damage to the brain as the result of an injury.” (Mayoclinic.com) While it sounds like such a simple explanation, this injury is one that can impact you for the rest of your life. It is important to understand TBI and how it will affect you, or a loved one.
What you should know about TBI
Traumatic brain injury results from either a blow to the head or a sudden jerk. When either of these events occurs, it causes the brain to hit the inside of the skull, resulting in damage to the brain. This injury ranges in severity—from minor to severe. Symptoms also vary greatly and may include such things as nausea, headache, dizziness, and fatigue.
It is crucial that you see a doctor if you bumped your head during a car accident. Even though you might feel fine initially, you could have suffered a TBI.
What you should know about your legal rights
If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue damages. An experienced Warrenton personal injury attorney will be able to guide you through the legal process, so that you can focus on your recovery.
To learn more about your options following a TBI, contact the law firm of Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas. We have several offices located throughout the state and can be reached by calling one of these telephone numbers:
- Warrenton 540-341-0007
- Culpeper 540-825-6046
- Front Royal 540-636-7100
- Charlottesville 434-985-6000
- Fredericksburg 540-371-8808
- Louisa 540-967-0660