Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are serious injuries that can result in a wide variety of life-altering ailments and after-effects. So, if you’ve been involved in an accident, you always want to look for signs of potential Traumatic Brain Injuries. And to do that, you need to better understand what causes them, how to prevent them, and what are your treatment options if you’ve been involved in an accident that causes a Traumatic Brain Injury.
At the Moore Law Firm, we specialize in helping clients who’ve suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries get the support and compensation they deserve. We have put together this guide to everything you need to know about Traumatic Brain Injuries so you can get the representation and guidance you deserve.
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Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Brain injuries can range from mild strains in the neck or back area to severe, life-threatening injuries that can cause paralysis and even death.
What are traumatic brain injury accidents and their causes?
A Traumatic Brain Injury is an accident, fall, or incident during which you are a victim of an external head injury. It refers to the brain damage caused by that external injury. Some of the types of falls and accidents that can cause TBIs are slipping and falling, penetration of the skull by an object, sports injuries, car crashes, sudden shaking from whiplash, and when your skull hits a windshield or pavement. Understand that not every Traumatic Brain Injury will result in permanent damage, but if you have suffered an external head injury, you need to seek medical attention immediately.
What do the symptoms look like?
The way in which a TBI affects and manifests for you depends on the severity of your injury. If you suffered a mild TBI, typically, your symptoms are temporary and less serious. However, those who suffer from more severe TBIs may experience more worrying symptoms that can cause temporary and even permanent disabilities.
Symptoms of mild TBI are:
- Confusion and Disorientation
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Problems with speech
- Sensitivity to light and/or sound
- Memory problems
- Mood changes
Another term for a mild TBI is a concussion. Typically, this type of brain injury isn’t too severe and comes with temporary symptoms that will go away with proper recovery.
Symptoms of more severe TBIs include:
- Chronic, severe headaches
- Incessant nausea or vomiting
- Convulsions and seizures
- Weakness or Numbness in fingers or toes
- Loss of balance and/or coordination
- Irritability, agitation, or restlessness
Now, if your Traumatic Brain Injury is more moderate to severe, there may be permanent damage that’s caused. And depending on the area of your brain that is damaged, you may experience any of these disabilities:
- Chronic seizures
- Chronic vertigo
- Permanent blood vessel damage
- Severe infections
- Chronic headaches
- The ringing of the ears (tinnitus)
- Paralysis of facial muscles and/or Numbness of the face
- Altered sense of taste, smell, or vision
- Memory problems
- Learning difficulty
- Communication problems
- Risky behavior or Lack of self-control
- Depression, anxiety, and mood swings
More symptoms can show up after an external head injury, so it’s critical that you get a consultation from a healthcare professional for a more detailed and accurate prognosis. The Brain Injury lawyers at the Moore Law Firm believe that it’s always better to err on the side of caution, even if some of these symptoms only come and go after you’ve been involved in an accident.
How to treat Traumatic Brain Injuries?
After your accident or fall, it’s essential to visit your doctor or hospital to have a medical professional diagnose the impact and effects of your head injury. This is the only way to know if you’ve suffered a TBI or not. In addition, your doctor will be able to take the necessary steps to ensure that there is proper blood flow to your brain.
They will do this by performing a series of tests like an MRI or CT scan as well as other neurophysiological and neuropsychological tests that will include testing your reflexes. Your doctor will also check to be sure that your blood pressure is stabilized while they monitor your vitals.
What kind of treatment?
Depending on the severity of your Traumatic Brain Injury, and the symptoms that you’re experiencing, your doctor may recommend many different treatment options. These range from things like physical therapy and speech and language therapy to support groups and many other recovery and rehabilitation treatments.
Whatever treatment plan your doctor recommends, it’s essential to follow it to the letter to ensure that you’re able to recover properly and regain control of normalcy in your life again as best as possible. If you seek a personal injury claim, then not following the doctor’s orders exactly as they are can be detrimental to your case.
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What a Brain Injury Lawyer can do for you
If you or someone you love has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury because of someone else’s intentional actions or negligence, be sure to contact us immediately. We know the ins and outs of how personal injury law can help you so you can focus on your recovery.
When you call the professionals at the Moore Law Firm, here’s how we help with your case:
Organize and Collect Evidence
We work with you to collect and organize all of the evidence for your case. We help build a compelling and strategic case to help best secure your compensation.
Our team is here to help guide you through the entire process, understand the proper course of action, and develop the best legal strategy for the best outcome.
Represent You In Court
If we have to go to court to settle your case, our attorneys will be there for you to stand by your side when you need us most.
If you want more information about getting the expert legal guidance and representation you deserve for your traumatic brain injury accident, call the specialists at the Moore Law Firm today. We’re here to guide you through the process, understand your options, and help you get the compensation your recovery deserves.