Traumatic Brain Injury
Because the brain is so sensitive, brain injuries can cause devastating physical, emotional, and neurological damage. People who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) could suffer permanent brain damage and will often require prolonged hospital stays. Unfortunately, not all people who have experienced TBIs will be able to fully recover. When a TBI is caused by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, victims deserve to seek compensation to help pay medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. At Mejias Lindsay PLLC, we work hard for our clients because we know how devastating brain injury can be on the victim and his or her family.
What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden jolt or blow to the head. Violent sudden movement causes the brain to move around in the head and collide with the skull. This can cause the brain to suffer physical damage like bleeding, torn tissues, and bruising, among others, which can cause permanent neurological damage.
Common Causes of TBIs
There are many situations in which an individual can suffer a brain injury. Some of the most common causes of TBIs include:
- Auto accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Sports accidents
How To Spot A Brain Injury
TBIs result from some type of accident or trauma, so anytime you or someone you love are involved in an accident, it is crucial to allow a medical professional to evaluate your subsequent physical wellbeing. Not all victims of TBIs immediately experience symptoms, so you will need a doctor or other healthcare worker to ensure you are not injured.
The most common sign of a brain injury is a loss of consciousness. However, victims often also suffer from confusion after the accident. Other common symptoms include headaches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, drowsiness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light or sound, mood swings, and anxiety, among others. Victims who have received severe brain injuries can also suffer from seizures, clear fluids draining from nose or ears, numbness in fingers and toes, and slurred speech.
Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries
No two brain injuries are alike. Depending on the area of the brain affected and the severity of the injury, patients will experience very different long-term effects. Long-term effects of brain injuries can include memory problems, difficulty performing everyday tasks, an increased likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and decreased cognitive performance.
Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
If you sustained a TBI in a car accident, workplace accident, or any other type of accident, the experienced Houston traumatic brain injury attorneys at Mejias Lindsay PLLC can help. We can analyze your situation and explain your legal options. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
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