A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead To Major Problems

Mild traumatic brain injuries may be less noticeable than more severe cases. However, this does not mean that a mild traumatic brain injury victim will have less symptoms, pains and medical expenses than a person who has suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. As a result, claims involving such injuries may be more challenging to prove in order to pursue financial compensation.

Consequently, San Jose victims of mild traumatic brain injuries should speak with a seasoned personal injury lawyer right away. Make sure the attorney you hire has the experience you need by asking them direct questions about their cases. Neglecting to hire an experienced lawyer in the wake of a catastrophic injury can result in a lifetime of costly medical expenses, lost wages and other health complications.

At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, our attorneys understand the ins and outs of these types of cases and can work diligently to pursue compensation for you. Call our office today at (408) 292-2434 for additional information.

The Symptoms Of A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Often Range In Severity

In many types of accidents, emergency treatment will usually focus on matters such as evident fractures, the possibility of internal trauma or suspected damage to the spinal cord. However, if the victim did not experience an extended loss of consciousness or obvious trauma, the potential for TBI might not be seriously considered until long after the accident.

Oftentimes, these mild brain injuries are not detected until family members or close friends notice changes in the following qualities:

  • Personality
  • Speech
  • Memory
  • Motor skills
  • Persistent complaints of headaches
  • Sleep disturbance

Many attorneys refer more complex cases to us because they know we have the resources to fight for the compensation you deserve. Not everyone has the resources to take difficult cases on a contingency basis, but we do.

How Are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Deciphered?

According to standard diagnostic criteria, traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases are medically classified as mild, moderate or severe. Like any kind of traumatic brain injury, mild brain injuries can include damages to the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system. Generally, these diagnoses are based on various factors such as the following.

  • The cause of the TBI
  • The severity of the damage
  • The duration of any loss of consciousness
  • The length of the patient's hospitalization

However, the classification of "mild traumatic brain injury" can be highly misleading because many ongoing and disabling conditions of brain function remain consistent with the diagnosis of mild TBI.

Our Team Is Here To Safeguard Your Future

Mild traumatic brain injury victims and their families can find it very frustrating to try to explain how apparently "minor" head injuries can cause such serious problems in their daily lives. At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, our familiarity with the full range of brain trauma allows us not only to take your claims seriously, but also to serve as a resource for diagnosis and treatment of overlooked injury to the brain. We work with highly distinguished medical and forensic experts to make sure that your injuries are properly identified, diagnosed, treated and presented to help you recover maximum compensation. For a free initial consultation, call (408) 292-2434 or send us an email today.