Jan 11

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Types of Brain Injury - Scranton, PA

Posted on January 11, 2017 — by Tom Foley III

A brain scan revealing damage to the brainWhether they occur as a result of auto accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall accidents, or some other catastrophic event, traumatic brain injuries, otherwise known as TBIs, are generally devastating to both victims and their loved ones. Regardless of its severity, a traumatic brain injury can cause overwhelming financial, emotional, psychological, and physical hardships. While the personal injury attorneys of the Foley Law Firm may not be able to help with the emotional, psychological, and physical obstacles that present themselves after a TBI, we are more than qualified to help victims and their families obtain the compensation to which they are entitled for the financial losses and expenses they have sustained due to the negligence of others.

Our skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers have extensive experience and a history of success in handling all types of brain injury cases. Our Scranton, PA law firm accepts even the most complex TBI cases, as we have the resources, investigative skills, and access to highly credible experts that set us apart from other firms. If you or a member of your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, due to someone else’s negligent actions, we can help you achieve the justice you deserve.

Please contact the Foley Law Firm today to arrange for an evaluation of your TBI case.

What Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries Exist?

It is important to note that not all traumatic brain injuries will be readily apparent. In fact, many people who suffer traumatic brain injuries will appear to be perfectly fine after an accident. As a result, they will not seek out the medical treatment they desperately need. By the time they exhibit symptoms of their injuries, irreparable and potentially life-threatening damage will already have been done. This is why it is vital for accident victims to receive medical treatment immediately after an accident whether they believe they require it or not.

Traumatic brain injuries can generally be divided into two categories:

  • Closed brain injury: With a closed brain injury, the force of the motor vehicle accident causes the brain to come into impact with the inner wall of the skull. The skull itself is not penetrated, however; therefore, the brain tissue is never exposed to outside elements. The brain is damaged due to the collision with the skull. Many closed brain injuries result in secondary brain damage, the sort of damage described above, which is often not diagnosed until weeks or even months after an accident.
  • Open brain injury: With an open brain injury, the skull is penetrated by a foreign object at the time of an accident. This object comes into direct contact with, and causes damage to, the brain tissue. Although usually devastating, open brain injuries can at least be treated immediately.

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If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please don’t hesitate to contact the Foley Law Firm for a case evaluation as soon as possible.

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