brain-injury

Blunt Force Trauma Leads to Traumatic Brain Injuries

Help for victims who have sustained a physical injury to the head

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a serious medical condition. A physical blow to the head – even if it seems minor – can lead to a TBI. If it does, a victim might experience long-lasting or permanent repercussions affecting movement, speech or cognitive function.

At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we help TBI victims obtain the services and compensation they need in order to live their best possible lives. We are well-known in Nashville, Knoxville and Gallatin and throughout Tennessee for our aggressive strategies and comprehensive care for clients who have been injured. If another person’s negligence or actions caused you a physical injury which led to brain damage, you can trust our “Gladiators in Suits” to fight for your rights.

How physical injuries can cause a TBI

Some brain injuries are the result of illness or infection, but the majority of them come from physical trauma to the skull. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the physical causes of TBI are “bump[s], blow[s] or jolt[s] to the head or a penetrating head injury.” Most of those injuries come as a result of:

  • Falls
  • Being struck by another object
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Assaults

In each of these examples, blunt force trauma – hitting your head on a car window, falling off a ladder and smacking your head into the ground, etc. – can actually “shake” your brain inside of your skull. How hard your brain shakes is usually related to how serious your TBI is.

Determining the severity of an injury

If the brain only moves a little, it is considered a mild concussion. You may suffer a mild concussion if you hit your head on a car door, or if a relatively light package falls off the top shelf of a store and hits your skull. Your doctor will likely examine the spot of the physical injury, checks your pupils and ask that someone at home monitor your behavior for a few days to ensure that you are okay.

If the brain moves a lot (known as a “jarring” injury) then the concussion is deemed more severe. A jarring injury can lead a person to lose consciousness, to develop amnesia or to have seizures. Severe TBIs and concussions may be the result of falling off of scaffolding on a worksite, slamming into your air bag in a car crash or going helmet-to-helmet while playing football.

Why RML is the right choice

At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we have years of experience fighting on behalf of the seriously injured. Each one of our Tennessee brain injury lawyers knows what it takes to build a winning personal injury case against insurance companies that don’t want to pay your claim at all, let alone what is fair and right. Our firm founder, Rocky McElhaney, is involved in every case our firm handles, and our clients always work with a team of legal professionals who not only know their case inside and out, but also know each client’s goals, dreams, fears and needs. At RML, we help people just like you whose lives have been turned upside down because of serious traumatic brain injuries.

A trusted authority in personal injury law in Tennessee

With three convenient offices in Nashville, Knoxville and Gallatin, we at the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm make sure that you always have a trusted attorney and friend nearby. If you were hurt by another person’s negligence, we have the skills, resources and experience you want on your side. To set up a free consultation with a Tennessee brain injury lawyer you can rely on, please call toll-free 888.619.4765, or fill out our contact form.