Signs of concussion

Brain Injury Lawyers

Accidental Brain Injuries
The brain is an extremely complex organ that is just beginning to be understood by modern medicine. This makes traumatic brain injury and concussions difficult for experts to diagnose and even more difficult for the average juror to understand. A brain injury law case requires special knowledge and expertise to be able to prove and illustrate the injury in a manner that gets the case resolved.

If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion or a traumatic brain injury, it is likely that almost everything in your life has gotten harder. This is a type of catastrophic injury that can have serious and permanent consequences.

Anatomy of a Brain Injury or Concussion
The usual mechanism of injury for a traumatic brain injury occurs is phenomenon/process called “coup contrecoup.” This is the back and forth motion of your head and brain that happens when a trauma is suffered. Your brain is thrown against the back and front of the inside of your skull when your head is violently thrown forward and back, and this can cause serious injury to both points of impact. It is important to realize that the outside of your head does not even need to come into contact with anything for a serious brain injury to occur. Signs of concussion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be read here.

Effects of Brain Injuries
The effects of a traumatic brain injury or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI or MTBI) can be devastating. Brain injuries can affect your central nervous system, and can affect your ability to concentrate, damage your memory, cause you to be more fatigued, and can increase stress and anxiety. People who suffer from a traumatic brain injury often report that every part of their life is changed, and the injury can also affect every member of the family.

Statistics on Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are over 1.7 million people who suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year. Of these, 275,000 are hospitalized and 52,000 die. Facts about traumatic brain injuries can be read here. In Washington, there has been a recognition of the seriousness of traumatic brain injuries. In 2007, the legislature created the Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Council. The aim of this council is to bring together expertise and resources from both the public and private sectors, and to provide support to victims of traumatic brain injuries.

We Can Help with Brain Injury Law Cases
If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of someone else, you should not do it alone. At GLP Attorneys, we have extensive experience dealing with all aspects of brain injury cases. We have developed a network of leading experts in their fields (neurosurgeons, vocational experts, investigators, economists) and know how to work with these experts to maximize your recovery.

Working with the right team is critical, because the effects of a traumatic brain injury can last for a lifetime. We are familiar with cutting-edge developments in this field, like the “double impact” syndrome, investigating and documenting potential pituitary gland damage (which can literally provide a “picture” of the brain injury), and working with psychologists and neurologists experienced in treating and documenting brain injuries. We bring all of this experience and success to each traumatic brain injury case. If you or a loved one has received a traumatic brain injury, call one of our traumatic brain injury attorneys for a free lawyer consultation to discuss how we can help.

Center for Disease and Control: Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions
Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council
Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
University of Washington Brain Injury Clinic