A Traumatic Brain Injury –TBI – is caused by a bump, jolt or blow to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. This can occur from a car accident, birth injury, bike accident, or any type of daily activity. The severity of a TBI ranges from “mild” to “severe” – the most common form of a TBI is a concussion.
Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
If you or a loved one has sustained a blow to the head, you should immediately seek medical attention from a medical professional in order to determine if the victim has sustained a TBI. Sometimes symptoms are mild or delayed resulting in the victim not realizing they have sustained an injury. The most common symptoms include:
- Physical Symptoms – dizziness, loss of balance, headaches, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, drowsiness, and confusion.
- Cognitive Symptoms – intermittent disorientation, amnesia, short-term memory loss, poor judgment, and poor concentration.
- Emotional Symptoms – depression, irritability, agitation, apathy, explosive temper, appetite disturbances, and sleep disorientation.
All of these are symptoms to look out for following an accident. If a victim suffers from a severe brain injury, the symptoms associated are more obvious – paralysis, weakness or abnormalities, loss of sensation, coordination or intellectual capacity. If a victim begins to suffer from any of these symptoms, immediately seek medical attention.
A Traumatic Brain Injury can have significant effects on the victim and their family. At Floyd Hunter Injury Law, we know how devastating these effects can be and that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of brain function.
If you or a loved one suffered from a brain injury, call the experienced Montgomery traumatic brain injury attorneys at Floyd Hunter Injury Law to help you fight through this difficult time.
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