Brain Injury

The keys to successful prosecution of claims for traumatic brain injury (TBI) are prompt investigation of the liability facts, extensive evaluation of the extent of injury by a qualified neuropsychologist, evaluation of economic impact by a qualified economist, and, in many cases, evaluation of day-to-day needs of the victim by a certified life care planner.

As attorneys who have evaluated, prepared, and tried many claims for brain injury of all severities, we know the best of these professionals: people who are not only professionally competent but experienced at withstanding the intense cross-examination of their professional opinions by our adversaries.

TBI is a frequent consequence of the sudden deceleration of the head or a forceful blow to the head. The injury ranges in severity from a mild concussion to coma or death.

About half of traumatic brain injuries are caused by auto collisions or falls. They also happen too often to motorcyclists who insist on riding without proper head protection. Brain injuries occur from assaults, firearms, or even medical malpractice and in call cases can have devastating results.

Even relatively mild injury (those which cannot be seen on MRI or CT scan) can leave the victim with substantial cognitive impairment, and even mild traumatic brain injuries are capable of producing symptoms, which include the following:

  • Period of either unconsciousness or mental confusion experienced right after the traumatic event
  • Persistent headache
  • Blurry vision
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble remembering recent events

These symptoms can go on for months or years and are frequently overlooked by doctors. More severe injuries are often marked by the following:

  • Prolonged unconsciousness (over 30 minutes)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal speech
  • Poor coordination
  • Loss of memory
  • Irritability
  • Seizures

If you suspect that a loved one may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury, seek qualified medical help immediately. The attorneys at Plymale & Dingus are also prepared to fight for your legal rights. Contact Plymale & Dingus, experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys, today for a free legal consultation.