A brain injury is any injury sustained by the brain that results in internal damage. Brain injuries can by caused by mechanical injuries (i.e., a blow to the head) or by infection or a virus. The term “brain injury” includes brain damage or trauma or traumatic brain injury.
Brain injuries range from mild to severe. Effects can last indefinitely or can reoccur on occasion. Brain injuries can result in the following conditions:
It is important to document a head injury soon after it occurs. Some effects of brain injuries may not manifest right away or even until years after the accident. You should make a list of any important dates related to your head injury as well as witnesses and their contact information. Shreveport brain injury attorney Alan Stegall can help you document your experience in order to get you the compensation you deserve.