What is a brain injury?
A brain injury, also referred to as head injury or traumatic brain injury
(TBI), occurs when the head is struck or hit by some external force. A
brain injury or closed head injury most often results when there is a blow
to the head in a car accident or fall. When an accident occurs the skull
strikes a stationary object and the brain, which is inside the skull, hits
the skull and often turns and twists on its axis, causing serious injury.
After a brain injury, a variety of other damage may occur including:
The long term affects of Traumatic brain injury (TBI) include cognitive deficits, reduction in physical and psychological skills. The Physical deficits can include walking, balance and coordination, fine motor skills and strength. Cognitive deficits include difficulty in language and communication, information processing, memory and perceptual skills.
Psychological status is also often altered and people suffering from traumatic brain injury often exhibit changes personality and lifestyle.
If you have suffered a head or brain injury you
may need to conatct a lawyer at Massachusetts-Lawyers.com