Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer: These FAQ are not intended to provide advice on personal medical matters, nor is it intended to be a substitute for consultation with a qualified medical and/or legal professional.

Are all head injuries Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A head injury does not necessarily mean a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force or impact causes brain dysfunction.

Is a concussion also a Traumatic Brain Injury?

An Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is often referred to as a concussion. Within the category of concussion there are three different grades (1-3). In a Grade 1 or 2 concussion a person remains conscious and in a Grade 3 concussion the person loses consciousness.

The Brain Injury Association of America reports that approximately 75 percent of brain injuries are identified as Mild Traumatic Brain Injury’s.

Medical Model of a brain used to help describe a head injury

Medical Model of a brain used to help describe a head injury

What can cause a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, or an object penetrating the skull.

Will my brain just heal itself like other injuries?

The brain doesn’t “bounce back” or heal from injury like other injuries to the body. Injuries to the brain can be severe enough to cause irreparable damage, long term complications or death.

Is there more than one type of TBI?

A Traumatic Brain Injury may be classified as Mild, Moderate or Severe based on the effect the injury has on brain function. A qualified medical professional  and thorough medical testing are necessary to diagnose the severity of a brain injury.  Mild traumatic brain injury may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells, however this is still a serious injury and prompt medical attention and diagnosis is strongly recommended. Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death.

Why do I need an attorney if I have a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The effects from a brain injury are complex and unique to each victim. In some cases, especially children, the full damage may not be immediately obvious and instead present itself over time. In severe cases, your life may be changed forever. Once the surface injuries have appeared to heal, the internal damage may still be causing complications and challenges to living a regular life.

Why Choose Us to be your Traumatic Brain Injury attorney?

Some injuries such as broken bones may be easy to recognize, whereas others such as traumatic brain injury are more difficult for a jury to comprehend.

Our traumatic brain injury attorneys are on the cutting edge of presenting compelling demonstrative evidence which is a tool used to clarify and simplify points. It helps the jury understand the issues raised at trial.

We have the extensive resources to handle the most complex legal matters, yet is small enough to offer individualized service to our clients.

At Cheong & Denove we believe the more you know, the better choice you will make.

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