Mr. Daniel L. Hightower is experienced in Traumatic Brain Injury law. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a disruption in the normal functioning of the brain due to a bump, blow, jolt or penetrating head injury. Approximately 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury annually.
Medical experts refer to TBI as “the silent epidemic” because most of the available statistics underestimate the size of the problem. Signs and symptoms of TBI are:
- Persistent headaches or neck pain
- Difficulty in remembering, concentrating or making decisions
- Slowed thinking, speaking, acting or reading
- Getting lost or easily confused
- Loss of energy and motivation
- Mood changes
- Change in sleep patterns
- Blurred vision
Although TBI can not be reversed, there are many medical resources available to help the person better cope with their symptoms and adapt to the person they are now. Medical professionals, such as neurologists, neuro-psychologists and neuro-psychiatrists, with specialized training in TBI offer resources to diagnose and treat TBI.
If you suspect that you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of the negligence of another it is important to seek legal advice from an attorney experienced in presenting these complex, significant claims to insurance companies and juries. Please feel free to contact us.