A brain injury is a sudden event where shock or trauma causes damage to the brain.
The brain is composed of many parts including the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum and brain stem. Each area of the brain processes a different aspect of who we are including speech, memory, mental abilities, motor skills, and many other important functions. When a portion or portions of the brain are injured, a person’s life can change drastically, which can be confusing as well as financially devastating.
Brain injuries are very complex in that they are not always readily recognized or visible – even on MRIs, CT scans or ultrasounds. Symptoms may not appear until weeks after the injury. And healing from such an event can be a complex process requiring extensive rehabilitation, with no guarantees that a victim will ever recover 100%.
Brain injuries are also referred to as traumatic brain injuries, TBIs, acquired brain injuries, intracranial injuries, closed head injuries, and head injuries – though a victim can suffer a head injury without resulting in TBI. These injuries are often a form of personal injury and can be the result of medical negligence, vehicle accidents, occupational accidents, physical assaults or falls.
If you or someone you care about is the victim of a brain injury, it’s vital that you choose an experienced brain injury lawyer in West Virginia with who is ready to fight for you, your health, and your future. Contact Shaffer Law today.