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Mississippi Personal Injury Law Firm Helps Clients with Brain Injury Claims

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Victims of traumatic brain injury must face a life that may be dramatically different from the one they had prior to their injuries. They may have to give up their careers because they have lost valuable skills, have trouble communicating, or experience emotional and behavioral changes. If you have a brain injury because of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury and your losses. At the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, our personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury and how to get fair compensation for our clients who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence.

What is traumatic brain injury, and what are its effects on people?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of sudden, forceful trauma to the head. TBI can occur when the head crashes into an object or an object strikes the head and/or pierces the skull and damages brain tissue.

Depending on the nature of the impact, symptoms of TBI can range from mild, with just a few seconds of lost consciousness, to severe, with more serious symptoms such as headaches, confusion, lightheadedness, blurry vision, ringing in the ears, mood changes, trouble with concentration and attention, inability to think clearly, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, and confusion or agitation.

Each person’s injury is different, and the symptoms will vary. A child who falls while ice skating might suffer a concussion from the fall and have minor symptoms that fade over time, while a person whose head strikes a windshield in a trucking accident might have debilitating brain injuries from which the person never fully recovers.

What are some common causes of brain injury?

Many accidents can result in brain injury, from senior citizens falling in their homes to young people being hurt during sporting activities. Below are some causes of brain injury:

  • Violent assaults
  • Workplace injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Sporting accidents
  • Electrocution

During activities that involve high speed, if a person’s head strikes or is struck by a fixed or moving object, the impact can result in a brain injury. If the injury is a result of the negligent action of another, then the injured party may be eligible to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, economic losses, and loss of future income.

How might a head injury affect your life?

A person who sustains a traumatic brain injury often suffers varying degrees of disability and is unable to resume the life enjoyed before the accident. The inability to be productive has an effect on the person’s income and the lifestyle of the individual and family members. The injury affects the victim’s health and quality of life to varying degrees as well. Some ways a head injury may alter a person’s life include the following:

  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Emotional problems
  • Memory problems
  • Changes in mood and behavior
  • Personality changes
  • Difficulty with thinking clearly and rationally

The many former NFL players who experienced multiple head traumas over the course of their careers are examples of how a head injury might affect a person’s life.  They now suffer from a range of difficulties, including behavior changes, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and other brain disorders.

Your brain governs everything you do, and when it is not working properly due to an injury, your life may never be the same. Filing a claim for a traumatic brain injury can present a challenge because these cases are complicated. Your personal injury attorney must have experienced working with medical experts and insurance companies to determine the seriousness of the injury and the lasting impact it will have on your life.

Our attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick understand that financial settlements in brain injury cases are often large because they must compensate the victim for medical expenses, loss of income, loss of future earnings and, depending on the nature of the accident, perhaps punitive damages. We have been helping accident victims for more than 50 years in Mississippi. We are determined to hold the responsible party liable for your injuries and to fight for fair compensation for you.

Contact a Mississippi personal injury law firm that will fight for your rights

At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we know how to maximize compensation and get the settlement you deserve. Call us at 866-461-1591 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation today.