Washington DC Brain Injury Attorneys
Has Your Loved One Suffered a Serious Brain Injury?
Among the many different kinds of
personal injury cases we handle at Simeone & Miller, LLP, brain injuries are among
the most serious. Traumatic brain injuries can be overwhelming and life-changing,
and the road to recovery can be a long one. If your loved one has suffered
a brain injury, you understand the financial impact it can have on your
Our team can help you prepare a claim to seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income
You may be angry and frustrated that the quality of your life or that of
a family member was so quickly and irrevocably altered. It is important
to know that in times like these, you can rely on the Washington, DC personal
injury attorneys at Simeone & Miller, LLP to help you seek justice.
Call us today to learn more about your options in a
What are the Different Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
The brain can suffer several different types of injuries when the head
is subjected to a strong outside force, which is common in
auto accidents and
slip-and-fall accidents. One, several, or all areas of the brain can be permanently affected,
depending on the type of injury.
Contusions: Contusions are often the result of a direct blow to the head, resulting
in a bruise on the brain. Larger contusions may require surgical removal.
Concussion: A concussion is the most common type of brain injury. These can be caused
by a direct blow to the head or from a whiplash-type injury, where the
body and head are jerked forward and then suddenly back. The sudden change
in momentum can cause blood vessels to stretch and nerves to become damaged.
Coup-Contrecoup Injury: This injury describes contusions that impact opposite sides of the brain.
This occurs when the force of an accident is not only strong enough to
cause a contusion on impact, but also has enough force to slam the brain
against the opposite side of the skull when the head travels back in the
Diffuse Axonal Injury: Strong rotational forces can result in diffuse axonal injuries. When
the brain lags behind the movement of the skill, brain structures and
nerve tissue tear, disrupting the brain’s normal communication processes.
This injury can result in temporary or permanent brain damage, functional
impairments, coma, or death.
Penetration Injury: These injuries involve the penetration of a foreign object into the skull,
forcing bone and other fragments into the brain and shearing brain tissue.
What are the Signs of a Brain Injury?
Many times, accident victims will fail to realize that they have suffered
a serious brain injury until hours, days, weeks, or even months after
the accident. Sometimes, the symptoms of a brain injury are not readily
apparent. There are many different types of brain injuries, which can
affect different parts of the brain, and they range considerably in severity.
Some of the most common symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Memory loss
- Blurred or double vision
- Confusion / disorientation
- Persistent headaches
- Body numbness
- Dilated pupils
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty concentrating
- Change in personality
- Slurred speech
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