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What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are, as the name suggests, injuries to the brain (brain damage) that result from trauma. It is a common misconception that you have to hit your head on something to get a brain injury.

This is not true.

Serious brain injuries often occur from the brain moving around inside the skull and contacting or scraping the skull. While a blow to the head can indeed cause a brain injury, many times the head snapping back and forth is enough do damage.

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can vary depending on the extent of damage to the brain. They are a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Individuals with a TBI may experience the following symptoms:

Is a Traumatic Brain Injury Permanent?

Suffering a traumatic brain injury is life altering. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury due to the fault of someone else, you may want to speak to a personal injury lawyer. Victims need experienced legal representation.

At Fisher Stark, P.A., we have experience representing people with traumatic brain injuries. Also, an experienced law firm such as Fisher Stark has the proper resources to conduct an effective investigation and take the case to trial.

If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, we invite you to call Fisher Stark, P.A. today at 828-505-4300 to schedule a free consultation.

What are the Long Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury?

One of the most common forms of TBI are concussions. Concussions have been a hot topic lately in the sports world because of the frequency that athletes are affected by them. Concussions are sometimes caused by the brain moving forcefully against the inner walls of the skull.

The effects of a concussion are sometimes temporary but can also have lasting complications. Potential concussion complications can include:


How can Head Injuries be Prevented?

There is no guaranteed method of completely avoiding brain or head injuries but there are several things that you can do in order to minimize your risk of head injury:

Even if you take every precaution you cannot control the actions of others. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence or bad decisions, you may be entitled to compensation.

The trial lawyers at Fisher Stark, P.A., are experienced in helping folks with traumatic brain injuries and their families who are often left to care for their injured loved ones. We work hard to help the victims of such catastrophic injuries hold those responsible accountable.

Fisher Stark, P.A., serves Asheville, Buncombe Country and other surrounding Western North Carolina areas. If you would like a free case evaluation, please reach out by calling us at 828-505-4300 today.

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