You May Need To Sue For Damages To Cover TBI Losses
Attorney Robert Marx understands the problems a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause. He suffered a TBI as a child, so he knows how it feels to be affected by one. This gives him even greater compassion for his clients and their families.
At The Law Office of Robert Marx in Hilo, you will find attorneys and staff who dedicate their careers to representing personal injury victims and their families in Hawaii. From Hilo to Puna and Kona, and throughout the Big Island, attorneys Robert Marx and Hannah McKee are here to help you understand what you are facing with the TBI and the lawsuit against the negligent party. They have over 40 years of combined experience that they use to accurately value each case and build a strong argument for compensation to cover your losses.
The Many Challenges Of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The first challenging element of TBI cases is that the injury is often difficult to diagnose. Many times, the injured person does not immediately show signs of pain, disorientation, confusion or loss of consciousness. They may not have directly hit their head on anything, either, but any hard hit to the body can result in a TBI if the brain bounces against the skull.
This is why you should seek medical attention if you are in an accident or you fall hard, regardless of whether you hit your head on anything. You could still have a concussion or a moderate or severe brain injury.
The additional challenges of a TBI include the many symptoms and side effects they comprise, including:
- Blurry vision
- Loss of memory
- Impaired speech
- Impaired motor skills
- Irritability and mood disorders
- Loss of consciousness
Depending on the severity of the injury, a person may suffer some of these issues. In the most serious cases, the TBI may be fatal.
How Does This Happen And What Do I Do?
The two most frequent causes of TBI are all types of vehicle accidents and falls. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, passengers and drivers can suffer a brain injury in severe accidents as well as rollover accidents and high-speed rear-end accidents that cause serious whiplash.
Falls from elevated heights and falls that cause you to hit your head can result in brain injuries as well.
In either instance, get medical care right away. If you were in those types of accidents but did not have symptoms until later, you should still get medical care to determine if you have a brain injury and if so, to get the proper treatment.
It’s normal to feel confused or anxious when you have a TBI. You may wonder why you feel different and whether you will feel like yourself again. A doctor can explain this to you and recommend appropriate medical care.
A Lawsuit May Provide The Financial Compensation You Need
Your expenses for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more, may be very high. Compensation from the negligent party can cover those costs for you and your family.