Questions about Brain and Head Injuries
Madison, Wisconsin Head Injury Attorney
I have been told that I have a brain injury, but I did not incur a noticeable head injury. Is that possible?
Yes. Your brain can be seriously injured if it strikes the inside of your skull due to sudden and extreme forces. Whiplash is a common example. This is also what happens in shaken baby syndrome. You can also have a brain injury resulting in impairment without ever having lost consciousness.
What are some of the common causes of brain and head injuries?
Brain and head injuries are often the result of an accident such as an auto accident. Motorcycle accidents have a disproportionately high rate of head injuries and brain injury even when the victim was wearing a helmet.
The elderly are prone to brain injuries caused by falls. This can happen very easily in cases of nursing home neglect.
Brain injuries can occur when playing sports. Teenagers run a very high risk of second impact syndrome which can quickly result in death. Second impact syndrome can be trigger by a very slight assault to the brain if it occurs while the brain is still healing from a previous injury.
Are brain injuries permanent?
The outcome of TBI is unpredictable. The severity of the injury often has less to do with the long-term impact than the location in the brain. New therapies and treatments are constantly being discovered. The most advanced treatments can be very expensive and may not be covered by medical insurance. Your Wisconsin head injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to have access to the best treatments and the treatments of your choice.
What are some of the consequences of head injuries?
You may experience physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral consequences.
Many brain injury victims develop epilepsy, putting them at risk for more injuries. Paralysis, vision loss, hearing loss, dizzy spells, and chronic pain are among the physical consequences. Cognitive impairment can range from mild to very severe.
Some people with TBI have to relearn everything, including walking and feeding themselves, as if they were infants again. Others suffer from memory problems or difficulty concentrating. Aphasia is a problem with language processing where the victim is unable to recognize or think of words.
TBI can also result in depression, a loss of identity, sleep disorders, irritability, unexplained anger or violent outbursts, and episodes of inappropriate laughing or crying. People living with TBI are prone to substance abuse.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in Wisconsin, please call our Wisconsin head injury lawyers at or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with the Madison brain injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan LLC is free of charge and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.