Need Help With Traumatic Brain Injury and Head Injury Claims?
BTM Lawyers is the largest law firm in Port Moody serving the Tri-Cities area. We service clients throughout BC, and in particular Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. Our “Community is Everything” approach has helped us become one of the only full-service firms representing personal injury cases, including traumatic brain injury and head injury claims. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims and helping them get the care they need to recover and receive the maximum compensation for their injuries.
Here are some FAQs about claims in BC we often get from our clients.
What are traumatic brain injury and head injury claims?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an outside force from a sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head. The brain is launched into a collision course with the inside of the skull, resulting in possible bruising of the brain, tearing of nerve fibers and bleeding. This leads to temporary and sometimes permanent, brain dysfunction. A TBI can happen from slips and falls, blows to the head and motor vehicle accidents.
Head injury is a broad category with damage to the scalp or skull, as well as the above traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Head injuries can vary in seriousness from moderate to severe. Victims can be impaired with minor functional disturbances to being entirely impaired and needing lasting life assistance.
What are the most common signs and symptoms of a TBI?
A traumatic brain injury and head injury may affect different parts of the brain’s motor and cognitive functions. The severity varies enormously depending on which part of the brain is affected, from a specific location or over a widespread area, as well as the extent of the damage. The most common signs and symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness if even for a moment
- Memory lapses
- Difficulty concentrating (becoming more easily distracted)
- Dizziness, confusion or fogginess
- Loss of balance
- Fatigue (tiredness) and lethargy
- Getting lost easily
- Persistent headaches or headaches that worsen
- Persistent pain in the neck
- Slowness in thinking, speaking, reading or acting
- Moodiness (suddenly feeling sad or angry for no apparent reason)
- Sleep pattern changes (excessive sleeping and insomnia)
- Increased photosensitivity (sensitivity to light)
- Increased sensitivity to sounds
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Nausea or vomiting
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Slurred speech or vision
- Seizures or convulsions
- Weakness or a loss of sensation in fingers or toes