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Trust an attorney who understands these devastating injuries and fights to protect your rights and your future

It has been estimated that traumatic brain injuries cause or contribute to nearly a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States. Automobile accidents are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injuries among all age groups, and are leading cause of traumatic brain injury-related deaths for all people aged 44 and under.

Because of the complexity of the medical issues involved in a traumatic brain injury, and because of the often significant expense and resources necessary to both diagnose and treat a traumatic brain injury, it is critical for an injured person to enlist the aid a skilled Tennessee traumatic brain injury attorney as quickly as possible after an accident. At the Law Offices of David L. Scott, we have the experience and the resources to help injured victims seek damages from those responsible for causing these major injuries. We help TBI victims in Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee.

What happens to the brain during a motor vehicle crash?

A person generally sustains a traumatic brain injury during a motor vehicle accident in one of three ways:

  • Their skull may strike an object, such as a steering wheel, windshield, or pavement.

  • During the sudden deceleration which can occur during a car accident, the rapid change in momentum causes the head to jerk with enough force that the soft matter of the brain bounces against the hard bone of the skull.

  • In addition, and although they are designed to save lives when used with seat belts, the sudden, explosive deployment of airbags can cause a traumatic brain injury in certain situations.

  • These injuries result in two different types of damage to the brain:

  • Primary brain damage, which occurs upon impact, such as contusions, hemorrhaging, skull fracture, or diffuse axonal injury (DAI), in which brain neurons are no longer able to transmit information to one another because of damage to the nerve fibers which connect them.

  • Secondary brain damage, which tends to occur over time following the trauma, such as the swelling of the brain causing increased pressure inside the skull. This pressure then pushes on the brain and can damage various structures within, including those which control breathing and heart rate.

What are the possible long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury?

The aftermath of a traumatic brain injury can encompass a wide array of health issues and problems, including:

  • Physical problems, including seizures, headaches, fatigue, muscle spasms or paralysis, speech and swallowing impairments, and loss of vision or taste.

  • Cognitive problems, including memory loss, trouble concentrating, spatial disorientation, a reduced ability to deal with information, and impaired judgment.

  • Emotional problems, including anxiety, mood swings, depression and impulsive behavior.

Due to the complexity and severity of many traumatic brain injuries, diagnosis and treatment can be costly and lengthy.

Our skilled Murfreesboro traumatic brain injury attorney is ready to help

If you or a loved one has been in an automobile accident and suffered a blow to the face or head, you are urged to seek immediate medical attention, no matter how well you may feel. Even a common concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury, as it can result in a loss of both consciousness and memory, and can sometimes cause permanent damage, taking years to heal—or, if untreated, even death.

In addition, it is also important to consult with a knowledgeable Murfreesboro traumatic brain injury attorney as soon as possible following a motor vehicle accident, as Tennessee law requires that a complaint be filed within a year of the incident. Don’t wait—talk to an experienced Murfreesboro traumatic brain injury today by emailing or calling the Law Office of David L. Scott at (615)-896-7658 for a free initial consultation.




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