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What Happens In A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

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Many brain injuries are caused by the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the brain within the skull. The brain in your skull is like your body within your car — except without any air bags. When your head is moving rapidly in one direction, and then it comes to a rapid stop, it slams against the interior of your skull. It is as though your brain hit the windshield, even though it didn't.

There may not be any external cuts or bruises, but you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are physical reactions to this injury.

  • Brain swelling can occur within the skull
  • Internal bleeding can occur, which leads to dangerous pressure increase
  • Neurotransmitters can be disrupted

These physical reactions can cause a wide range of additional injury, complications and permanent damage. At Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, we understand how the brain works. Our lawyers understand that brain injuries may occur in an instant, but the consequences may be permanent. We use this knowledge to obtain recoveries for our brain injury clients and their caretakers or families.

Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury

Though the head looks normal from the outside, a brain injury can have far-reaching results. A comprehensive assessment will help us determine exactly the extent of the injury and what the consequences are for the future of you or your loved one. Even a fall from a curb can trigger a TBI. Here are some of the many signs that a head injury has caused serious damage:

  • Complications, including breathing difficulty, seizures or spasticity tremors
  • Coma
  • Coordination problems
  • Personality changes (sudden anger, lost sense of humor, lack of patience, anxiety attacks)
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Lack of ability to make decisions, learn new skills or complete tasks that were easily mastered before the accident

If you or a loved one suffered a head injury, and something seems as though it isn't quite right — please pay attention. The injury may be more serious that it seems at first glance. If serious changes are happening, or have happened, our brain injury attorneys would like to help.

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Our Albany law firm offers evening and weekend appointments, and we can make hospital visits if necessary. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day so please call 518-480-2151 or contact our New York brain injury lawyers via e-mail.