Types of Brain Injury
Personal Injury Attorney Assisting TBI Victims across the United States
What Types of Brain Injuries Exist?
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, has many causes and are classified differently depending on the
cause. For example, the direction, intensity, and duration of the trauma
change the characteristics and severity of TBI.
Most injury is caused by a blow to the head. That blow can cause injury
from normal bruising or internal bleeding or it can cause the brain to
move too quickly inside the skull and cause damage that way.
The forces that cause the injury are separated into three categories:
Violent impacts with the human skull are categorized in this way:
- Contact Loading
- Impact Loading
- Noncontact or Inertial Loading
In an impact loading trauma, the skull is struck by either a stationary
or a moving object with a certain amount of force. That force then sends
a brutal shock wave through the skull and brain. That shock wave ends
up being tissue damage. Obviously, if the shock penetrates the skull,
it will not only affect the outside of the brain near the impact site,
but will destroy tissue inside the brain as well.
Injury is typically different between a moving object that strikes the
head and a moving head that strikes a fixed object.
Those differences are called:
- Coup Injury
- Countercoup Injury
In the case of a moving object striking the head, damage often is restricted
to the area directly under the site of impact. That is called a Coup injury;
a Countercoup injury is when, for example, a person suffers injury in a
car accident. It is not simply the area where the skull impacted the vehicle, but the
exact opposite side of the skull, where the brain slid forward and then
quickly repositioned itself, in effect hitting the opposite side of the
skull with severe force.
Greater detail on these topics will be discussed in other pages on this
website. Understand, however, that most of these injuries are complex
and will take time for the patient to fully recover, if full recovery
is even possible.
It may make the road ahead quite difficult, both financially and emotionally.
Fortunately, you may have recourse. Having an attorney with a focus in
brain injury litigation is critical in providing you the financial compensation
you deserve. You will not pay a thing unless you win your lawsuit. If
you win or settle your lawsuit,
The Doan Law Firm will charge a percentage of the compensation amount, leaving you free
from the costs of the actual court case.
The Doan Law Firm can assist in determining damages owed you after a brain
injury. The Doan Law Firm knows that although accidents don’t wait
for daylight hours to happen. So we’re available to answer your phone
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