What are the different kinds of TBIs?

Being involved in an event that places sudden stress on your body, such as an auto accident, can trigger traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which can be tremendously difficult to deal with. Being involved in an accident and suffering a traumatic brain injury in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

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Although every brain injury has its unique circumstances, there are two general categories of brain injuries: open head injuries and closed head injuries. If you or a loved one has experienced a TBI, we know this can be a traumatic, stressful ordeal but Attorney Dan Newlin is here to help answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

The following are brief overviews of the types of TBIs to help you better understand your situation. As the name implies, an open head TBI is usually bloody and quite severe. Open head TBI can result from bullet wounds or deep cuts from an auto accident or other jarring impact. The reason it is such a graphic injury is because the femoral artery, which constantly pumping blood to the head and brain, is often damaged in a TBI. The scalp is stretched over the skull and when it suffers a cut, the blood loss can be severe. Also, an open head TBI can lead to the skull fracturing and bone fragments embedding in brain tissue. Complex and dangerous brain surgery may be required to make the difficult attempt at removing the pieces of bone, although it’s not always possible. These surgeries can be very costly so it is important that you get proper legal representation in the event you need to be reimbursed for medical bills. If you are a victim of an accident and you have suffered these type of injuries in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!! If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Conversely, the skull is not pierced when a closed head TBI occurs. However, this doesn’t mean that the damage is any less severe than an open head injury. Although the skull can appear uninjured, there may be excessive pressure within, damaging the brain. In fact, skull fractures may offer relief from this pressure build-up and prevent the occurrence of further brain damage. There are two types of impact that can cause TBI. Direct impact, or coup, is when the brain collides with the side of the skull where impact occurs, such as being struck by a moving object, like a baseball bat. Secondary impact, or contrecoup, is when impact causes the head to snap back and the brain strikes the side of the skull opposite the impact. Contrecoup may result from whiplash or hitting a stationary object, such as a wall. If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation.

A concussion is the most common closed head TBI but is certainly not the only possibility. Some of the other concerns when dealing with a closed head injury are tearing, bruising and swelling. So do not just automatically assume it is a concussion without being thoroughly examined by a medical professional. When the brain is tossed around inside the skull during an accident, microscopic injuries to the brain’s axons may result. Axons are nerve cells responsible for carrying messages to the brain. In severe cases, this tearing of the axons results in a diffuse axonal injury. Such an injury is hard to detect even through sophisticated medical imaging techniques, but is very serious. It should also be noted that when the brain’s wiring is affected, many of the body’s functions can be compromised. Clearly this can be extremely difficult to go through whether you are a victim, relative or friend. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Consider a driver traveling along at 60 mph and they suddenly find themselves in an accident, colliding with a vehicle going the same speed. The brain inside the driver’s skull continues moving due to inertia. This then leads to the brain’s soft tissue colliding with the skull. And this since this brain tissue is incredibly fragile, the impact can lead to distortion and compression and the blood vessels can even tear. Blood is then released into what little space exists between the brain and skull. This sudden release of blood causes excessive pressure to build up, damaging the fragile brain tissue. This pressure can affect critical bodily functions controlled by the brain, such as breathing, soon after an accident occurs. That is why it is imperative that you get to a hospital as soon as possible after an accident to fully determine the nature of your TBI. If a medical professional determines that you have suffered brain swelling from the excessive buildup of pressure in your skull, an intracranial pressure monitor may need to be installed. This device can regulate the pressure inside your skull and save the delicate brain tissue from further damage. This is just one example of the extensive and expensive medical care required when you suffer TBI. That is why you need the knowledgeable attorneys at the law office of attorney Dan Newlin on your side to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you are a victim of an accident and you have suffered these type of injuries in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!! If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by injury and accident victims, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. Chicago traumatic brain injury Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your injury and accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.