What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Brain and head trauma is a common injury that victims sustain in motor vehicle accidents, as well in other types of accidents, such as those that take place when you participate in certain sports or fall and strike your head on a hard surface. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious medical condition that can impact your life for years to come, depending on the severity of the injury and how treatable the condition turns out to be. If you are in an accident and have suffered TBI, the Wisconsin personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan are here to assist you.

Following an accident, you may be unclear about whether you suffered TBI because you don’t appear to have any noticeable head wounds or injuries, or because you never lost consciousness. TBI, however, can occur and result in serious injury if your brain strikes the inside of your skull with sudden and extreme force. One common example of TBI resulting from a motor vehicle accident is whiplash. The motion of your body and head very suddenly forward and back can be sufficient to cause TBI.

TBI can cause severe physical, cognitive, and even emotional consequences for an individual. The repercussions of this injury can depend upon the force of the blow to the head, as well as the part of the brain that was struck. Some people suffer long-term effects of TBI, and never fully recover. Others are able to recover only after a long period of rehabilitation. Impairment from TBI can range from very serious to fairly mild, depending on the circumstances.

When you or a family member suffers TBI from a motor vehicle crash or any other type of accident, and another’s negligence caused the accident, you may have a personal injury claim under Wisconsin law. Call Boller & Vaughan today at (608) 268-0268, or contact us online at www.BollerVaughan.com in order to set up an appointment with one of our experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers, and see what we can do for you.