Brain injuries can be seriously detrimental to your physical and mental well-being, yet the nature and scope of this type of personal injury are not immediately obvious. Our Chattanooga personal injury law firm often deals with brain injury cases in which both sides have different ideas about the amount of compensation the injured party is owed. This is partly because the science behind traumatic brain injuries is not well-understood.
But that could change: In 2014, the NCAA and Department of Defense began a joint study to build a comprehensive bank of concussion data. Both organizations are interested in learning more about the long-term effects of brain injuries, which disproportionately affect athletes and soldiers alike. By expanding the databases for concussion data, scientists could discover more about how to treat head injuries, and how long the effects of those injuries last.
At the Chattanooga offices of Herbert Thornbury, Attorney at Law, we hope these two organizations manage to shed more light on the nature of concussions and other brain injuries. For the present, though, if you have suffered a head injury, you should expect some resistance if you seek an appropriate amount of compensation, which is where hiring a qualified personal injury attorney becomes important
Remember to look out for the signs of brain injury:
- Persistent headaches, even after the physical signs of injury have disappeared
- Difficulties with concentration
- Short- or long-term memory loss
- Dizziness, fatigue, or feelings of listlessness
- Sudden mood swings or changes in behavior
- Trouble reading, thinking, or speaking
- Nausea and blurred vision
If you have one or more of these symptoms, you could be suffering from a traumatic brain injury, and should consult a lawyer to see what your options are. Herbert Thornbury has been a practicing personal injury lawyer in the Chattanooga area for over three decades, and has won favorable settlements and judgments for his clients time and time again.