Owings Mills Brain Injury Lawyer
In an accident, any part of the body can be affected. The brain is no exception. A blow to the head or a penetrating injury (such as a gunshot or knife wound) can cause a traumatic brain injury. A brain injury can range from mild to moderate to life-threatening to permanent or even deadly.
Brain injuries are a common cause of disability and death in the United States. They cause brain cells to become damaged or destroyed. The damage can be confined to one area of the brain or happen in multiple areas of the brain. These damaged brain cells often do not regenerate.
Brain injuries are often caused by car crashes, falls, workplace accidents, sports accidents, and assaults. Anyone of any age can suffer a brain injury.
If you or a loved one has been affected, the team at Furman | Honick Law will work tirelessly on your case. Contact our experienced Owings Mills brain injury lawyers today to get started.
Types of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries happen in two ways:
- Closed brain injury. Closed brain injuries involve a rapid forward or backward movement of the brain. The brain shakes inside the skull, often causing tears and bruises of brain tissue and blood vessels.
- Penetrating brain injury. These injuries cause a break in the skull, and tend to occur when a bullet pierces the brain.
There are also diffuse axonal injuries, which refers to the tearing of the brain’s nerve fibers. They occur when the brain rotates inside the skull. The changes in the brain are often microscopic but diffuse axonal injuries often result in coma.
There are also primary and secondary brain injuries to consider. A primary brain injury refers to the sudden injuries to the brain that occur at the time of impact. Secondary brain injuries, on the other hand, refers to the changes that happen over time. After several days, the brain may experience various changes to the cells, chemicals, and tissues, causing the destruction of brain tissue.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can cause a wide range of symptoms, depending on the severity. Some symptoms to look for include:
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Memory problems
- Shortened attention span
- Increased irritability
- Decreased motivation
- Poor balance
- Poor coordination
- Swallowing problems
- Vision problems
- Changes in hearing, taste, and touch
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Communication and language problems
- Decreased organization
Contact Furman | Honick Law Today
Brain injuries can happen from car crashes, slips and falls, and other accidents. Prompt treatment can help prevent long-term effects.
Brain injuries may be permanent in nature and require extensive and expensive treatment. Seek legal help from Furman | Honick Law. Our hardworking team is ready to get you the compensation you need and deserve. To schedule a free consultation with an Owings Mills brain injury lawyer, call our office at (410) 844-6000 or fill out the online form.