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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury and Do I Need an Attorney?
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a strong enough blow to the head or penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. The severity of the injury may range from mild to severe, including anything from brief changes in mental status to an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. Depending on severity, a TBI may result in short or long-term problems related to memory and/or function.
How Severe are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
TBIs are catastrophic in nature and differ from other injuries because they can upset many functions at once, and even create lasting effects that extend over prolonged periods of time. TBI not only presents as a physical injury, it can also transpire into psychological, social or even spiritual issues.
What are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
If you’ve suffered a TBI, it can affect the core of who you are — your ability to think, communicate and connect with other people.
For the majority of those suffering from a TBI, many of the associated problems eventually resolve themselves as the brain heals. However, some individuals may suffer lingering effects of a TBI for the rest of their lives. Some challenges of living with a TBI include:
- Distortion of Perspective
- Uncontrollable Emotions
- Inability to Control Vocal Volume
With traumatic brain injuries, even a light tap could result in daily headaches, moodiness or periods of sleeplessness. Stronger jolts may cause forgetfulness when it comes to recalling simple facts such as your name, and may even cause varying degrees of distortion regarding one’s sense of perspective. What’s more, you may not be able to control your emotions or the volume of your voice. A TBI usually leads to some level of confusion, frustration and uncertainty.
Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, we strongly encourage you to call Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys at 800-257-1822 for a free consultation & to learn how injury laws affect you.
Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys will assess your case and navigate your insurance and medical claims for you. You pay nothing unless we win your case and we’ll make sure you get everything you’re entitled to under the law.