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A brain injury, often called a “traumatic brain injury” or “TBI”, happens when there is some sort of trauma or impact to the brain. Sometimes this occurs when the head is actually struck by another object. However, a brain injury can occur even when there has been no impact, such as when the head suddenly accelerates and then decelerates, causing the brain to move back and forth within the skull. A TBI most frequently occurs when an individual is in a car accident. To properly address a brain injury legally, contact your Pocatello Idaho Brain Injury Attorney at Racine Olson. We have been resolving these types of cases for more than 70 years and have the experience and resources to help you reach a favorable resolution.

Many Different Types of Accidents Cause Brain Injuries

A TBI can arise from many different types of accidents. Indeed, there is a great deal of controversy in the National Football League right now regarding TBIs and how they effect a football player in the long term. All around us, we engage in activities that could cause a TBI. For instance, a person can sustain a TBI in a snowmobile accident, or a motorcycle collision. Indeed, a person could even sustain a TBI from falling down the stairs.

The brain has various protections to help prevent these types of TBIs. They include the skull, fluid within the skull, and the skeleton itself. However, anytime there is acceleration/deceleration of the brain within these boney structures, a person is at risk of sustaining a TBI. This happens when the brain bounces off the sides of the structure and suffers bleeding, bruising, or nerve damage.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms are Varied

When a person sustains a brain injury, there are many symptoms that can be associated with it. These include vomiting, depression, speech impairment, memory loss, dizziness, and even the loss of various senses such as smell or taste. In the long term, a person may also suffer from impulse control issues, cognitive impairment, and emotional outbursts.

Of course, physicians are able to use MRIs and CT scans to diagnose TBIs. However, even with this technologically advanced equipment, physicians are usually unable to state what the long-term effect is going to be on a person who has suffered from a TBI. One complication of a TBI is that a person may suffer no symptoms for several days after the incident.

Damages That Arise From a Traumatic Brain Injury

It is hard to imagine a more debilitating injury than a brain injury. The person may lose their job as a result of an inability to perform at the level they once did. The injured person may be demoted, fired, or swept aside by their employer.

In addition, there are medical expenses which include hospital care and rehabilitation. Even a mild TBI can result in medical expenses of $100,000 or more.

We know how to help. Your Pocatello Brain Injury Attorneys at Racine Olson understand these problems. We know the experts that are required to pursue such a case and we know the struggle that is involved in the life of someone who is injured in this fashion. Give us a call. Problem Solved.

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