Arkansas Brain Injury Attorney
Brain injuries happen every day and can change your life. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you need Rainwater, Holt & Sexton Injury Lawyers on your side. Our Arkansas brain injury lawyers are familiar with the signs and types of brain injuries. We’ll help you weather the storm.
Brain injuries are caused by impact to the head that disrupts the functions of the brain and are often referred to as traumatic brain injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans have long-term or lifelong needs associated with traumatic brain injuries. Fulfilling these needs can mean years of therapy, alterations to your home, and more. An Arkansas brain injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need for your brain injury.
Detecting Brain Injuries
Sometimes brain injuries can go undetected because there may not be an obvious physical injury or the initial symptoms do not seem severe. The CDC lists several functions affected by brain injuries. If you or a loved one have been in an accident, it’s important to watch for changes in functions like these:
- thinking (memory and reasoning)
- sensation (touch, taste, and smell)
- language (communication, expression, and understanding)
- emotion (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness)
Early detection and treatment of an Arkansas brain injury can help you overcome some symptoms. The Arkansas brain injury lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton are familiar with the effects of traumatic brain injuries and will work hard to represent your case. Call us today or fill out a free contact request form.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are two types of traumatic brain injuries that result from trauma to the head: penetrating injury and closed head injury. Penetrating injuries are associated with a foreign object entering the brain and causing damage. A closed head injury results from an impact to the head, such as a car wreck.
Closed head injuries can result in primary and secondary brain damage. Primary brain damage occurs at the time of impact and can include skull fracture, bruising, blood clots, lacerations, and nerve damage. Secondary brain damage occurs after the injury and develops over time, resulting in brain swelling, pressure inside the skull, epilepsy, infection, fever, low or high blood pressure, abnormal blood coagulation, and more.