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Brain Injury Attorney for Auto accidents, Medical malpractice, Slip and fall, and other Lawsuit settlements

Did you or a loved one sustain a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence?  If so, you should be speaking to one of our trial attorneys who are certified brain injury experts.

The Abbott Law Group’s legal team of attorneys, legal nurses, and paralegals have many years of experience handling personal injury cases which involve collisions from:

Contact us today for a free consultation to see if you may have a case.

Types of brain injuries seen in the courtroom


Concussions are caused when the brain receives trauma from a sudden movement or momentum change.Blood vessels in the brain may overstretch, and cranial nerves occasionally get damaged.

A concussion can be caused by blows to the head, gunshot wounds, force from a whiplash type injury or violent shaking of the head.Moreover, the closed and open head injuries can result in a concussion.  This is the most frequent type of traumatic brain injury.

A brain injury that involves a concussion may or may not be diagnosed through an imaging test, e.g., the CAT Scan.Additionally, skull fracture, brain bleeding or swelling may or may not be present.This makes concussion to be defined by exclusion and is referred to as a complex neurobehavioral syndrome.


A Contusion is a significant blow to the body which causes bruising or swelling. Under most circumstances, contusions do not need medical attention.

But if the head is struck, and it causes a contusion, it may cause a need for concern.

In order for contusions to heal, they must clot. If a person is unable to clot or there happens to be massive amounts of internal bleeding on the brain, it could become a more serious condition known as a cerebral hemorrhage.

Coup-contrecoup Injury

Coup-contrecoup describes contusions in two dimensions.This is at the site of the impact and on the direct opposite side of the brain.

This type of brain injury occurs when the impact is not only immensely enough to cause a contusion at the area of impact but is also in a position to move the brain and make it to slam to the opposite side of the skull which results into an additional contusion.

Diffuse Axonal Injury

This sort of brain injury is caused by vigorous rotation of the head or shaking as with shaken baby syndrome or by rotational forces such as an accident. The damage occurs because the stable brain lags behind the movement made by the skull causing brain structures to wear off. There is immense tearing of the nerve tissue all over the brain. This may cause chemicals in the brain to be released causing additional injury. The wearing of the nerve e tissue disrupts the normal communication of the brain and chemical processes.

An individual with Diffuse Axonal injury could result in a variety of functional impairment depending on where the shearing was experienced in the brain.

Second Impact Syndrome

Suffering a second brain injury while still recovering from a previous brain injury is called a second impact syndrome.

When a person has a traumatic brain injury, it could take months or years to heal the damaged brain tissue. During the recovery period, the brain has weakened tissues or structure which cannot endure the kind of impacts an otherwise healthy person would.

Going through a second impact could greatly set a person back in the healing process and possibly even cause irreversible brain damage.

Second impacts rarely happen, but when they do they should be examined immediately by a medical professional.

They may come from a fall, an auto accident, a sports accident, or an injury while on the job.

If you or a family member were injured by a second impact, which resulted in additional brain damage, then you should speak with our attorneys right away.

Traumatic Brain Injury

The most frequent types of traumatic brain injuries come from tissue damage inside the brain and can often lead to unconsciousness or coma.

Traumatic Brain Injury types can be broken up into three categories

  • Closed Brain Injuries: happen when the brain slams into the skull but there is no open head wound.
  • Open Brain Injuries: happen when an object goes through the skull like a piece of metal, a knife, a bullet, or glass during a traffic accident.
  • Acquired Brain Injury: This is when a child has a disorder or disease from birth and it happens to slowly get worse over time. When the injury matures, it can have lasting effects on the individual.

When it comes to the courtroom, traumatic brain injury cases are handled with the utmost care. The long lasting effects may take substantial amounts of medical treatment which can lead to lengthy medical bills.

Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at the Abbott Law Group

If you or a loved one became injured and suffered a brain injury, then you should speak with our traumatic brain injury attorneys right away.  Our attorneys are board certified brain injury experts and know what it will take to recover and live with a traumatic brain injury.  Contact us for a free case evaluation to see what your legal rights are today.