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Traumatic brain injuries are most commonly caused by a sudden physical force or blow to the head and occur most often when the momentum of the brain causes it to impact the skull. These excessive forces cause tearing or bruising of the brain and can lead to life-altering injury to the victims. Unfortunately, brain and head injuries are common occurrences in many types of accidents, including motorcycle accidents, automobile crashes, slip and fall accidents and pedestrian accidents.

If you or a loved one have sustained a brain or head injury as the result of another party’s negligent or careless actions, you may be entitled to compensation. At Politis & Matovina, P.A., we put over a century of combined experience to work for our clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Our Daytona Beach traumatic brain injury attorneys work diligently to help you understand your rights for seeking compensation for your losses and handle every aspect of the compensation recovery process, including gathering evidence, obtaining witness testimony and settlement negotiation. Should a settlement prove impossible or against your best interests, we are prepared to take your case to court to pursue a favorable judgment.

We thoroughly prepare each case to accomplish your goals. Call (386) 333-6613 to begin a free case evaluation with our Daytona Beach brain injury lawyer.

What Is the Most Common Type of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Generally speaking, there are two primary types of head injuries: closed-head injuries and open-head or penetrating injuries. Within these categories, there are several different types of traumatic brain injuries.

Some of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Concussions: Because they are considered a fairly “mild” form of brain injury, many people do not realize that concussions are traumatic brain injuries. However, a severe concussion or repeated concussions can lead to serious brain damage and other harmful effects. Read more about concussions below.
  • Contusions: Essentially a bruise, a brain contusion forms when an impact to the head causes minor bleeding beneath the skin. Brain contusions, like concussions, are often considered to be a “mild” traumatic brain injury and often occur in conjunction with concussions.
  • Coup-Contrecoup: A coup-contrecoup brain injury occurs when a forceful impact causes the brain to hit the opposing side of the skull. This results in two injuries: one at the impact point and one where the brain hit the inside of the skull. These are typically considered to be very serious traumatic brain injuries and often have instantaneous symptoms.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injuries: This is a serious type of traumatic brain injury involving tears in brain connections caused by a sudden movement of the brain stem. Diffuse axonal injuries commonly occur due to the violent movement of the head, often caused by motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents, and similar incidents.
  • Hematoma: This is when blood collects on the brain, forming a blood clot and creating immense pressure build-up. Hematomas can ultimately cause serious brain damage and may even be fatal if they are not adequately treated or surgically removed.
  • Skull Fractures: Because the skull does not have bone marrow, it is typically much stronger than other bones in the body. However, it also means that the skull is not able to absorb impact as well and, when it is fractured, it can lead to serious brain damage.
  • Penetrating Brain Injuries: These are some of the most obviously devastating and damaging brain injuries. Penetrating brain injuries occur when any foreign object passes through the skull and comes into contact with or pierces the brain. These injuries are often fatal.

In addition to the initial injury, victims of traumatic brain injuries may sustain what is known as “second-impact syndrome.” This occurs when the victim has suffered previous head trauma/brain injuries and a new injury causes the old one to “resurface.” Often, individuals who have suffered a prior brain injury will face more catastrophic effects with a subsequent head injury than those who have never had a traumatic brain injury before.

Is a Concussion a Traumatic Brain Injury?

In short, yes, a concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. However, most medical professionals agree that concussions are relatively mild traumatic brain injuries. This does not mean concussions are not serious! If you suffer a concussion, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Categorizing concussions as “mild” simply means that they are less devastating than other, more severe traumatic brain injuries.

Concussions can result in a number of detrimental effects. These include:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness/fatigue
  • Difficulty waking
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Over time, multiple concussions can lead to longer-lasting symptoms and more severe complications. If you believe you or your loved one suffered a concussion or any type of traumatic brain injury, make an appointment with a medical professional right away.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

After an accident, it’s important to keep an eye out for symptoms that could indicate a more serious injury. For example, a traumatic brain injury may not be immediately apparent.

  • The following may be symptoms of a traumatic brain injury:
  • Constant headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Dizziness / Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Coordination loss
  • Seizures

If you notice these symptoms, see a medical professional immediately.

Contact Politis & Matovina, P.A. for Experienced Daytona Beach Brain Injury Attorneys.

Regardless of the cause of your injuries, our staff works diligently to provide the personalized and aggressive service you need to pursue compensation as quickly and painlessly as possible. At every step in your case, we work to help you understand your rights and your options, and offer advice on what you may be able to expect going forward. Our compassionate approach with our clients is designed to put you at ease, and allow you to focus on your physical well-being without legal distractions. To further reduce your worry during your legal proceedings, we offer our services on a contingent fee basis only, meaning that you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in helping you obtain compensation.

Discuss your case with our Daytona Beach traumatic brain injury lawyers. Since our founding, we’ve recovered more than $200 million for our clients! Contact us 24/7.

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