Brain Injury Attorney in Wisconsin
Enduring a terrible head injury entails far more than treating just a small cut or bruise. A traumatic head injury such as a skull fracture, concussion, or penetrating head trauma is extremely serious and requires expert medical care—and experienced legal counsel.
After a serious accident, brain injury victims from around Wisconsin turn to personal injury attorney Steve Caya for help. With more than 30 years of experience, he has the resources to get you the compensation you deserve. Living with a potentially permanent brain condition is difficult enough; trust Steve to take care of you and your financial circumstances while you heal.
Successful brain injury lawsuits in Wisconsin
Steve Caya has won serious settlements for brain injuries suffered due to negligence. Example brain injury case result: $850k settlement for mild brain injury. See more examples of brain injury settlements or explore all personal injury cases won by Steve Caya.
Find out what your brain injury claim is worth with a free consultation, anywhere in Wisconsin.
Brain injuries vs head injuries
Brain injuries and head injuries can share many of the same causes, symptoms, and frustrations. The difference between a head injury and a brain injury is that a head injury describes any sort of injury to the skull. It is possible to suffer a head injury and damage the skull or face without hurting the brain.
A brain injury is often caused by a head injury but not necessarily. The brain can also be injured by violent movement that causes it to hit the inside of the skull, lack of oxygen, and other causes.
In many instances such as a car crash, a person will suffer both head and brain injuries at the same time. Head and brain trauma can lead to severe or persistent symptoms including headaches, vertigo, difficulty concentrating and much more.
Brain injury vs concussion
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. If you’ve been diagnosed with a concussion, it may also be called a mild traumatic brain injury.
Can I file a brain injury claim?
Accident victims who suffer a concussion, other type of brain injury, or a head injury caused by the negligent actions of someone else may be entitled to financial compensation for their medical costs, missed work, and pain and suffering.
The best way to find out if your head or brain injury is worth filing a lawsuit is by speaking to a personal injury lawyer with experience recovering fair compensation for injured accident victims. Steve Caya offers free brain injury case evaluations, anywhere in Wisconsin. Contact us today - the longer you wait, the greater the chance crucial evidence slips away and your compensation is directly threatened.
What is a brain injury?
A brain injury occurs when an event disrupts normal brain function. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the most common type, and involve an external force (like a car accident or assault) causing damage to the brain.
Signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can surface days or even weeks after an accident. Even if you feel fine after a serious blow to the head, consult a medical professional immediately. Early diagnostic testing can improve your chances of a full recovery, and can also help the success of your personal injury claim.
Most common types of brain injury include:
Acquired brain injuries (ABI) refer to a brain injury that happens after someone is born, and not caused by a congenital disease. Traumatic brain injuries are a type of ABI, which also includes brain injury from drugs or toxins, tumors, heart attack, and other causes.
Anoxic brain injuries are caused by lack of oxygen rather than head trauma. Anoxic brain injuries can be caused by choking, drowning, anaphylactic shock, stroke, and other causes.
Focal brain injuries affect one single location of the brain. A focal brain injury can be caused by an accident, blood clot, or lesion.
Diffuse brain injuries affect several brain areas and are usually caused by accidents that involve shaking the brain, like a car crash.
Subdural hematoma is when small blood vessels in the dura (the membrane covering the brain) are damaged and blood collects between the dura and the surface of the brain, causing compression.
Brain aneurysm describes a malformed blood vessel in the brain with a bulge which can resemble a balloon. When a brain aneurysm ruptures, the bleeding in the brain can lead to brain damage and other injuries.
Coma describes a state of unconsciousness with minimal brain activity. Comas can be caused by many types of brain injury, and can be temporary or permanent.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the most common type of brain injury, and involve physical trauma such as a blow to the head. There are several types of traumatic brain injury:
Coup-countrecoup brain injury is when impact causes the brain to hit the opposite inside surface of the skull.
Types of traumatic brain injury
Concussion is the overall most common brain injury. A concussion is when your brain get shaken by a jolt. Concussion is also referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
Contusion is similar to concussion and can happen at the same time. A brain contusion is a bruise and involves mild bleeding.
Diffuse axonal injury is when the brain is jolted so severely that axons, the connective nerve fibers of the brain, are torn. DAI can be mild or severe, occur along with concussion and/or contusion, and can result in brain damage, coma or death.
Second impact syndrome is also called a recurrent traumatic brain injury. Suffering a second brain injury after already having had one can cause more severe damage than the first.
Shaken baby syndrome is a very serious traumatic brain injury which almost always has catastrophic effects, including long-term damage and death. Shaking a baby can cause brain bleeding, stroke, and tears in the axons and brain stem.
Penetrating brain injuries are caused by something penetrating the skull and brain. Penetrating injuries are extremely serious and can lead to repeated surgeries, long-term medical treatment and death.
Head trauma is no small matter. Headaches after a car accident can be symptoms of a serious brain injury. Always seek medical attention for any type of head injury. If your head or brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our law office for a free consultation to learn how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Causes of traumatic brain injury
Dealing with the cause of a brain injury can be just as complicated as managing the symptoms. Events that can cause serious brain injury include:
- Car crash
- Motorcycle accident
- Train accident
- Slip & fall
- Drunk driving accident
- Bus accident
Your brain injury may entitle you to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation. Steve Caya consults brain injury experts and conducts a complete evaluation to determine a full and FAIR compensation amount. Be confident in knowing that you and your family can plan for the best possible outcome after a catastrophic accident.