What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury occurs when a bump, blow, jolt, or penetration to the head causes brain function disruptions. TBIs can range from mild to severe — in the most severe cases, the consequences can be fatal or lead to life-long complications with minimal recovery, if any at all. Here’s what you need to know.
Common Causes of TBIs
While many types of accidents can cause a traumatic brain injury, The following are the most common ways someone may sustain a TBI:
- Falls from ladders or stairs.
- Traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
- Being struck by or against an object such as work machinery or other heavy objects.
- Explosive blasts or combat injuries such as blows to the head with shrapnel or debris.
- High-impact or extreme sports such as football, boxing, soccer, hockey, etc.
Symptoms of a TBI
While some symptoms may be felt immediately, other TBI symptoms may not show up for days. If you’ve sustained a head injury, you may experience the following physical and mental symptoms that could indicate a severe TBI:
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent headaches
- Pupil dilation
- Trouble waking up from sleep
- Lack of coordination
- Severe confusion
- Feeling agitated or displaying unusual behavior
- Slurred speech
- Loss of consciousness
The Long-Term Effects of a TBI
Sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury can have life-long complications such as:
- Facial nerve damage
- Cognitive issues, such as memory loss, learning difficulties
- Behavioral changes, such as lack of self-control, difficulty with social interactions
- Anxiety or depression
- Sensory problems, such as persistent ringing in the ears, blind spots, or double vision
- Degenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia
In the most devastating cases, someone may be left in a coma, brain dead, or in a vegetative state.
Sustained a TBI in an Accident? We Can Help.
If an accident caused you or a loved one to suffer a traumatic brain injury, the consequences could be devastating. Not only can a TBI cause life-long medical issues, but it can come with financial burdens as well. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you seek justice for the negligent parties that caused your injury. Our legal team has your best interest in mind and will work hard to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule your free consultation.