BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEY
What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
A traumatic brain injury, also referred to an acquired brain injury, occurs when someone suffers a sudden trauma that causes damage to the brain. When the head suddenly and violently hits an object, a traumatic brain injury may occur. If an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue, a TBI may occur.
Are there degrees of severity with traumatic brain injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries are classified based on the degree of severity: mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain. A mild TBI may allow the victim to remain conscious or he may lose consciousness for only a short period of time. A more severe TBI will result in lengthier loss of consciousness and much more serious symptoms.