Traumatic brain injuries are among the most serious injuries one can incur after an accident, car collision, or slip and fall situation. They are also somewhat common, as hitting your neck, back, or head can directly or indirectly affect your brain. For instance, the spinal column in your back and neck control so much mobility and certain areas of brain function. Traumatic brain injuries often mean that there will be long if not permanent changes to your lifestyle. If you or someone close to you has experienced a traumatic brain injury, here’s what you should know.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you or a friend are involved in an accident where you hit your head, neck, or back, you should be alert for symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. These could include confusion or disorientation, loss of consciousness, fatigue, memory loss, frequent headaches, vomiting, seizures, depression, or dizziness. Traumatic brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe. The treatments for traumatic brain injuries depend on the severity of the injury.
Impacts of Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the major reasons that traumatic brain injuries are so serious is that the damage caused could be permanent or at least last a long time. Some injuries, like concussions, can be treated without surgery or lasting impacts on your life. However, some injuries could result in cognitive or mental impairment. Some of the other potential lasting effects are paralysis, depression, anxiety, muscular pain, joint and nerve pain. All of these symptoms can result in a decreased quality of life. Many traumatic brain injuries are also costly to treat, meaning that financial struggle could be a lasting effect.
Your Legal Options
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury and you have reason to believe that you are not at fault and that your injury results from someone else’s negligence. You may have legal options. You could be able to recover some of the costs associated with your traumatic brain injury. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area for advice. A personal injury attorney with experience in traumatic brain injuries and other accidents will be your best bet in getting your just compensation.
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