Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are usually sustained by a traumatic force to the head (often abbreviated to TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury). They range from concussions (which in themselves can be severe) to the most serious of impairments.  

In assessing a brain injury you may need an MRI or CT scan. You may also need a neuropsychological assessment to show deficits that are not readily apparent on a scan. Sometimes these injuries are identified right away; sometimes it takes time to determine the extent of the impact a head trauma may have caused. Among other things, symptoms may involve the following: 

  • Memory Loss
  • Trouble Focusing
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Blacking out
  • Balance Problems
  • Difficulty reading
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Disorientation
  • Word finding difficulties
  • Slurring
  • Mood changes
  • Personality changes
  • Decision making issues
  • Seizures
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty expressing emotion
  • Speech issues


Recovery from a brain injury is hard to assess at the outset. People often see a concussion as “just needing time” to resolve. This is not always the case and there are services and therapies that can help you recover from a concussion. More severe injuries require fairly intensive rehabilitation programs, and may lead to permanent impairments that you will need help managing during the course of your lifetime.

Brain injuries are devastating and frustrating, for both you and your family. We understand the impact and seriousness of these injuries and our personal injury lawyers will help you with both your legal needs, as well as obtaining the medical support required to help you recover and function.    

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