Accidents and acts of intentional violence can result in a wide range of injuries, which can vary significantly in terms of their severity. When it comes to severe injuries, it is imperative to determine whether another party may be liable for your injury so that you can file a claim for financial compensation. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are a common type of serious injury. Even when TBIs are classified as “mild,” a term used to describe concussions, they can still have serious and life-altering consequences. What do you need to know about traumatic brain injury claims in Delaware? Consider the following information from our Delaware serious injury attorneys.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Take Different Forms
Traumatic brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are injuries that “affect how the brain works” and typically are caused by either a “bump, blow, or jolt to the head” or by a “penetrating injury.” Depending upon the severity of the injury, a TBI can be classified as:
- Mild, or a concussion;
- Moderate; or
Various Types of Accidents and Intentional Acts Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries
TBIs can have many different causes, and multiple parties can be liable for these injuries depending on how they happen. The following are common causes of TBIs in Delaware:
- Motor vehicle crashes;
- Contact sports;
- Recreational accidents;
- Falls; and
- Assaults or other forms of intentional violence.
Age and Severity Impact Symptoms of TBIs
Depending upon the age of the person who suffers a TBI, as well as the severity of a TBI, the symptoms and signs can actually vary quite a bit. As the Mayo Clinic clarifies, symptoms almost always can include physical symptoms, sensory symptoms, and cognitive or behavioral symptoms. Yet those signs and symptoms may appear much differently in a young child than in an adult. In addition, the symptoms tend to be much more severe for a moderate to severe TBI and can include a loss of consciousness. If you have any concerns about a TBI, and if you or someone you love has physical, sensory, cognitive, or behavioral symptoms, it is critical to see a doctor for a medical assessment.
You Could Be Eligible to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit to Seek Compensation
Depending upon the circumstances surrounding your TBI, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit in order to seek damages. An experienced Delaware personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case to determine which party or parties could be liable, and then you can get started on your claim. It is critical to keep in mind that most personal injury lawsuits, including TBI claims, must be filed within two years from the date of the injury under Delaware law.
Contact a Serious Injury Attorney in Delaware
If you or somebody you love suffered a brain injury and you believe another party may be at fault, it is important to have an attorney evaluate your case as soon as possible. One of the experienced Delaware serious injury lawyers at our firm can assess your case and can discuss your options for seeking financial compensation. Contact Freibott Law online or give our firm a call at our office in Wilmington at (302) 633-9000.