If you suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving this country, you may be entitled to compensation. You deserve to have your voice heard and your story told. Survivors of traumatic brain injuries often have lifelong mental and physical struggles. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and work with you to obtain financial recovery for your losses.
At the Veterans Benefits Law Group, we understand the unique challenges that current and former armed service members face. Our Veterans benefits lawyers will work with you to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you were injured while serving this country, contact our office at (601) 414-3707 to schedule a free consultation.
Types of TBIs
Traumatic brain injuries are a serious condition that can cause short- and long-term health problems. They can affect a person’s entire life, including their ability to work and support their family. TBIs can range in severity from relatively mild to life-threatening. Even if you are unsure about the seriousness of your TBI, you still need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries:
- Mild: Mild TBIs are frequently characterized by headaches, fatigue, and nausea or vomiting. They may cause a sensitivity to light or other sensations and can result in a brief loss of consciousness.
- Moderate: Moderate TBIs often have more pronounced symptoms with persistent headaches and repeated vomiting. They may result in blurred vision or slurred speech.
- Severe: Severe TBIs may cause a loss of consciousness for a few hours. A person may experience convulsions or seizures and, in some cases, may become comatose.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury do not always show up right away. It can take hours, or even days, for the extent of the harm to become apparent. It is imperative that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible after a head injury to ensure you receive prompt care and treatment.
What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries may be caused by a number of factors. In many instances, they are the result of preventable accidents. If you sustained a TBI while serving, you may be entitled to compensation. You need to speak to an attorney immediately to determine your legal options.
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Combat-related incidents
It is not uncommon for service members to suffer traumatic brain injuries as a result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. If you are hurt during your service, you should consult with a lawyer who can help you understand your rights and responsibilities after an injury.
What Are the Effects of a TBI
Any head trauma can have a long-term impact on your physical and mental well-being. The effects can be devastating, particularly if you are unable to work or earn a living.
Effects of a traumatic brain injury may include:
- Sudden change in mood or behavior
- Difficult concentrating
- Increased risk of infection
- Chronic health problems
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a TBI survivor’s life expectancy is 9 years shorter, and they have an increased risk of dying. TBI survivors are 6x more likely to develop pneumonia and 50x more likely to have seizures. Traumatic brain injuries usually require extensive medical treatment. A lawsuit can help secure compensation for all of your medical bills and future care.
Getting Representation for Your TBI
One of the most important things you can do after a traumatic brain injury is to secure legal counsel. A Veterans benefits lawyer can work with you to ensure that you receive the largest recovery allowed. As a member of the armed forces, you served our country; you deserve to be taken care of if you were injured during that service.
At Veterans Benefits Law Group, our legal team will give your case the personalized, dedicated attention it deserves. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we win. Our lawyers will fight to ensure that you receive the benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. We will not give up until all legal avenues have been exhausted, including appealing a VA disability ruling.
Contact Our Office to Learn More
Did you suffer a traumatic brain injury while serving in the armed forces of the United States of America? Contact our office at (601) 414-3707 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Our lawyers will fight to ensure that you receive the benefits you need and deserve after a TBI. We know the immense amount of pain and suffering that a sudden injury can have on a person and their family. We are here to help. Do not wait; schedule your free case evaluation today. Let us help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Call now to get started. We proudly support clients throughout Jackson, MS.