The brain is arguably the most significant organ in a person’s body, as it acts as the main control center for all bodily functions and cognitive abilities. From controlling key life-sustaining bodily systems to emotions and memories, it goes …
The brain is arguably the most significant organ in a person’s body, as it acts as the main control center for all bodily functions and cognitive abilities. From controlling key life-sustaining bodily systems to emotions and memories, it goes without saying that the brain is pretty important. This also means that any injuries to the brain can have life-altering consequences and vastly impact the way a person leads their life.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are some of the worst types of injuries a person can sustain, as they can alter the way the brain works and cause permanent debilitation. While research has shown that the brain has an incredible ability to compensate for brain damage, brain tissue does not regenerate over time – making it extremely difficult for individuals to fully recover from their injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries are classified into two categories:
1. Penetrating injuries: Injuries of this type involve an object piercing the skull and actually making contact with brain tissue.
2. Closed head injuries: Objects that make forceful contact with the head causes primary and secondary damage to the brain. Primary damage occurs at impact, while secondary damage develops with time after the trauma is experienced.
Bruises, blood clots, lacerations, and damage to nerve tissue in the brain can cause a variety of symptoms, including fever, headaches, memory loss, confusion, sensory perception issues, dizziness, insomnia, and uncharacteristic changes in behavior. More serious damage can result in coma, convulsions and seizures, reduced cognition, loss of communication skills, loss of coordination or even death.
In many cases, traumatic brain injuries occur as the result of another party’s negligence or careless actions. Drunk driving collisions, construction accidents, dangerous products, and medical malpractice are just some of the many ways in which an individual can suffer a life-altering brain injury through no fault of their own.
If you or a loved one has suffered brain damage at the hands of another person’s recklessness, contact the Kyle Law Firm today. With more than 60 years of dedicated legal experience, our New Braunfels personal injury lawyers can fight to protect your rights and pursue full financial recovery on your behalf.