What signs of traumatic brain injury (TBI) should I be aware of?

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traumatic brain injury (TBI)

If you suffer a violent blow to the head or body you may sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is an injury to the brain caused by serious physical trauma. TBIs often result from incidents involving motor vehicles and falls. For instance, when an auto accident occurs, the sudden forceful impact of vehicles striking each other results in individuals’ heads and bodies being violently jerked forward and backward. This motion causes the brain to collide with the skull. TBIs often have devastating effects. Please continue to follow along to learn about the signs of traumatic brain injuries. In addition, learn how a seasoned New York City Personal Injury Attorney can help you navigate your legal options.¬†

What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a head injury that causes damage to the brain. TBIs occur as a result of a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Additionally, they can occur when an object pierces the skull. The term TBI describes various types of injury to the brain. TBIs can be classified as either mild, moderate, or severe. Fortunately, many recover from mild TBIs. However, those that suffer severe brain injuries may suffer permanent disability.

What signs of TBI should I be aware of?

After any type of accident, it is critical to seek immediate medical attention. Even if your injuries seem minor, it is imperative to have your injuries examined and treated by a medical professional. TBIs often cause debilitating effects. Unfortunately, they are typically life-altering and fatal. Depending on the severity of your TBI, some symptoms may appear immediately, while others may appear days or weeks later. Unfortunately, many symptoms evolve and cause individuals to suffer significant cognitive decline. If you suffer from TBI you may lose consciousness. You should be aware of the following signs:

  • If you are experiencing persistent headaches.
  • If you are experiencing drowsiness or fatigue.
  • If you are experiencing seizures or convulsions.
  • If you are experiencing slurred speech.
  • If you are experiencing vision problems.
  • If you are experiencing behavior or mood changes.
  • If you are experiencing sensitivity to light or sound.
  • If you are experiencing increased confusion.
  • If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting.
  • If you are experiencing issues with concentration.
  • If you are experiencing memory loss.
  • If you are experiencing diminished coordination.

Regardless of whether you are experiencing immediate symptoms, it is paramount that you seek immediate medical attention. This will ensure you receive the proper medical diagnosis and treatment to prevent further damage.

In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of another party’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our compassionate and determined attorneys. Our firm is committed to helping our clients get the justice they deserve.

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