Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Attorneys, Minneapolis and Saint Paul MN
A traumatic brain injury is on of the most devastating and life threatening injuries a person can sustain. This is because the brain controls everything that we say, think or do. When a person’s brain is injured it can have permanent effects on a person’s cognitive abilities and bodily functions. Even the most subtle injury can have a major impact on how a person lives their life. if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury please call Sieben & Cotter, PLLC to see how we can help.
To put is simply, a traumatic brain injury is any type of blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to move back and forth in the skull. The stress from these rapid movements for nerve fibers to separate and damage the brain tissue. You may often hear a TBI referred to as a concussion. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are generally three levels of TBI: mild, moderate and severe.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild traumatic brain injury occurs when:
- Loss of consciousness is very brief, usually a few seconds or minutes
- Loss of consciousness does not have to occur—the person may be dazed or confused
- Testing or scans of the brain may appear normal
A mild traumatic brain injury is diagnosed only when there is a change in the mental status at the time of injury—the person is dazed, confused, or loses consciousness—think of this as a concussion.
Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
- A loss of consciousness lasts from a few minutes to a few hours
- Confusion lasts from days to weeks
- Physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral impairments last for months or are permanent.
Persons with moderate traumatic brain injury generally can make a good recovery with treatment or successfully learn to compensate for their deficits.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Severe head injuries usually result from crushing blows or penetrating wounds to the head that crush, rip and shear delicate brain tissue. This is the most life threatening type of brain injury and often results in death without immediate medical attention. Persons suffering severe traumatic brain injuries will likely experience permanent loss of brain functions affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions.
- Auto or Truck Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Slips and Falls
- Sports Injuries
- Assault and Battery
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from “mild” – a brief change in mental status or consciousness – to “severe” – an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent brain function.
Regardless of the source of your traumatic brain injury, the attorneys at Sieben & Cotter, PLLC are dedicated to helping you receive the compensation that you deserve. These injuries can have a negative impact on your entire family. You will likely be facing a mountain of medical bills, be unable to work, and have to endure a painful rehabilitation process. We understand the stress that you and your loved ones will be facing. We will help you get answers to your unresolved issues and can help you move forward.
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If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, it is imperative that you contact a Minnesota personal injury attorney who has experience with these serious injuries. Let us take some of the stress off your shoulders and help you sort through the confusion. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Call Sieben & Cotter at 651-455-1555 to arrange your free and comprehensive consultation, or send a request for more information.