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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Signs and Symptoms

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are arguably some of the worst injuries you can sustain in an accident. Your brain controls everything that you do, and suffering a blow to it can result in life-changing damages. You may lose your motor skills or ability to speak if your brain is damaged in certain ways. 

    You'll require assistance with normal tasks, such as reading, if your brain suffers from too much trauma. You don't deserve to suffer from a traumatic brain injury because of someone's negligence. Contacting a Detroit personal injury lawyer can help you start your path toward compensation for your damages.

    Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury 

    A bump, blow, or jolt to the head or penetrating head injury can cause a TBI. Bumping your head on the steering wheel during a car accident is enough to cause a TBI. Even slipping and falling on a recently mopped floor can cause a TBI. These severe injuries are disturbingly easy to get and difficult to treat. Each year there are millions of TBI-related incidents. 

    Many of these TBI injuries result in severe symptoms, and some even result in death. Because of the nature of TBIs, there is no standard cause of TBIs. Each case is unique and potentially deadly.

    Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    The symptoms of TBIs generally fall under four categories. The categories are difficulty thinking, feeling slowed down, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty learning new things. Some symptoms of TBIs are not immediately clear to the victim. You may experience the symptoms of your TBI long after your initial injury. 

    For this reason, it is important to seek medical attention following your injury. The following are signs that you may be suffering from a TBI:

    • Headaches that get worse and do not go away
    • Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
    • Repeated vomiting or nausea
    • Slurred speech
    • Convulsions or seizures
    • Confusion, restlessness, or agitation
    • Unusual behavior
    • Loss of consciousness

    The potential damages of your TBI are infinite. Your brain is a delicate organ that is easily damaged if it experiences enough blunt trauma. While it's possible to heal from certain wounds, your brain may not fully recover in some situations. You may require constant supervision and assistance to live a normal life again.

    Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Detroit

    Your traumatic brain injury is something that may impact you for the rest of your life, and you deserve compensation for that kind of loss. Insurance companies may attempt to downplay your damages and decrease your compensation, but the attorneys at our law firm are here to help you win what you deserve. 

    The attorneys at David Christensen Law have invaluable experience dealing with traumatic brain injury cases. We’re eager to assist you with your brain injury case and related legal matters.

    If you need a Detroit personal injury lawyer after an accident, call us at 248-213-4900. You can also contact us on our website.