What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result from an outside physical force or trauma impacting the head. TBIs are often caused when someone is involved in some kind of accident, such as a car accident or a fall. When your head is impacted during a wreck, or when your head strikes the floor after a fall, damage to the brain can result.

    The damage can be so severe that it leads to death, but often the damage can leave you with impaired cognitive—and even emotional—functioning. The level of impairment will vary from person to person, depending on the severity of the impact and the parts of the brain that were injured in the accident.

     

    How Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Affect You?

    The brain damage you sustained can make it difficult for you to perform cognitive functions you once did with ease. You may have difficulty focusing on a task, your memory could be severely impacted, or you may even suffer personality and mood changes as a result of the brain damage.

     

    Signs You Are Suffering from a Serious Head Injury

    After a traumatic head injury, you may not immediately notice that your brain has been damaged. Not all head trauma is severe enough to cause brain damage, and not all TBIs are equally severe.

    Here are some signs to look out for that may indicate your brain is suffering from serious trauma:

    • Memory loss
    • Difficulty processing information
    • Dizziness
    • Seizures
    • Headaches
    • Loss of smell or taste
    • Blurred or double vision, possibly even blindness
    • Spatial disorientation
    • Fatigue
    • Difficulty balancing

     

    Call a Miami Head Injury Attorney

    The impairment you suffer as a result of your accident may be temporary or permanent, but there’s no doubt that a traumatic brain injury will negatively impact your life. If you’ve suffered a TBI as a result of another person’s negligence, you may want to seek legal help to recover compensation for your losses.

    Call a personal injury lawyer from Lavent Law for a free case evaluation at 305-440-0450, or visit our website for more information.