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Head trauma can have long-term effects requiring serious care

For years, medical science could not accurately diagnose the symptoms or ascertain the long-term effects of significant head trauma. However, research and technological breakthroughs have revealed that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are much more common than once thought and their symptoms can be irreversible. Many people may show signs of TBI without being aware of it.

Corban • Gunn • Van Cleave is a Biloxi legal practice serving all of Mississippi. Our attorneys are committed to getting clients the compensation necessary to fully treat their injuries. If you have suffered head trauma after an accident or injury, speak to one of our lawyers about your legal options.

Serious head injuries can originate from a number of possible sources

Permanent and debilitating head trauma can result from a wide variety of incidents, ranging from birthing injuries to oil rig accidents. You may not have any signs of serious brain injuries, nor show symptoms, until long afterwards. Common sources of TBI include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Assaults
  • Work injuries
  • Auto accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Construction accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Medical malpractice

Car accidents and motorcycle collisions are among the most common sources of brain injuries. If you have suffered any of these incidents recently, it is important to get an independent medical examination and speak to a lawyer immediately about your rights and options.

Symptoms of TBI can vary from case to case

Head trauma is a complex subject, and its long-term effects are only just beginning to be understood. Concussion, once thought to be a minor problem, is now considered a possibly lifelong and debilitating condition.

Symptoms of TBI include:

  • Headaches
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Aggression or depression
  • Excessive sleep or inability to sleep
  • Drowsiness
  • Rapid mood swings

More advanced TBI can include severe memory loss, impaired speech, seizures, numbness in the extremities and vomiting.

Do I need an attorney if I have TBI?

If you believe you have suffered a serious brain injury or have been involved in a serious accident, it is important to speak to an attorney to understand your rights and legal options. It is possible to file a lawsuit in Mississippi within three years from the date of the incident or two years from when the harm was discovered. If you or a family member were injured and suffered serious head trauma, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages
  • Attorneys’ fees and other costs
  • Missed work time

No attorney can guarantee an outcome, and the type and amount of damages available vary with every case.

Contact us for more information on brain injuries and your legal options

Significant brain injuries can mean reduced work potential and expensive long-term treatment. If you or a family member were recently diagnosed with TBI, you may be entitled to legal recovery for your medical expenses and other costs. Let Corban • Gunn • Van Cleave give your case a free evaluation. Call us at 228.273.4455 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today. We serve Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Moss Point and all of Mississippi.

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