A brain injury is one of the most serious - and possibly fatal- medical incidents that a person can experience. In the United States, brain injuries result in more than 50,000 deaths each year. Beyond death, brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of symptoms and issues, requiring ongoing care and treatment. That is why it is so important that you seek an experienced brain injury lawyer if you have suffered a brain injury. At E. Ray Critchett, LLC Attorney at Law, we understand how devastating a brain injury can be - and we fight to ensure that our clients are compensated for their losses.

Causes and Complications of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries occur when a person experiences a sudden blow to the head. A brain injury can happen in any number of ways, from a car accident, a fall, a bike accident or even due to medical malpractice. In any situation where a person's head strikes a solid object, a brain injury could occur. Brain injuries may also arise from a lack of oxygen, such as during the delivery of a baby. Medical malpractice victims may suffer from brain injury if they are not treated quickly enough for blood loss, concussion, or hemorrhage of the brain.

Whatever the cause of a traumatic brain injury, it is clear that it can have significant effects on the quality of a person's life. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to permanent disability and mild or severe impairments in a person's mental and physical functions. It can be hard to detect or diagnose, with symptoms often not appearing for weeks or months after an accident.

There are two primary types of traumatic brain injury, classified by the severity of the injury. Mild TBI is harder to detect because patient often does not experience symptoms immediately after an accident.

These symptoms may include:

  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Vertigo
  • Changes in sight, smell, sound, taste, or touch
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

All of these symptoms may mimic other diseases or conditions, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. People with mild TBI may spend years trying to determine the cause of these symptoms - and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars searching for the cause. Prompt treatment is critical to recovering from mild TBI. If you have been in an accident involving a blow to the head, monitor yourself for any of these symptoms. Talk to a doctor if you are experiencing any of these signs of a traumatic brain injury, and contact a skilled personal injury attorney with experience handling TBI cases.

Severe Trama to the Brain Needs Immediate Attention

Severe traumatic brain injury is far easier to diagnose and has a much higher potential for life-altering consequences. A person with severe TBI may be agitated or confused, have difficulty speaking, or remain unconscious after an accident. If a person has suffered a severe brain injury, they will likely need ongoing care and treatment.

Both the victims of traumatic brain injuries and their families may face a long road to recovery, including a need for medical treatment, rehabilitation and even long-term care. The cost of this treatment can often be out of reach for families, many of whom may be required to stop working to take care of their loved one. The individual with TBI may also be unable to work. The damages for a traumatic brain injury can include all of these expenses and lost wages, plus compensation for pain and suffering. At E. Ray Critchett, LLC, we know how difficult the recovery process can be - and we are committed to helping our clients recover their damages in brain injury cases.


For all types of traumatic brain injury, the law firm of E. Ray Critchett offers high-quality, compassionate legal representation. We will evaluate your case, taking into account the full scope of your damages to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you. Initial consultations are always free, and we never charge a fee unless we recover money for you.