In general, head injuries can be much more dangerous than other types of injuries. This is because the brain controls the rest of the body, meaning any damage to the brain could impact your abilities. Sometimes, preventable accidents can cause victims to endure traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can be difficult to deal with. If you’ve recently suffered a severe head injury due to someone else’s irresponsible actions, you might wonder if you’re eligible for compensation. The good news is that our knowledgeable law firm has all the answers you might need! Continue reading this blog to learn more about this topic. For further information, you may also reach out to one of our New Jersey Catastrophic Injury Lawyers who can provide individualized legal counseling.
WHAT ARE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES?
A traumatic brain injury occurs when an outside force impacts someone’s head and damages the brain. They have various causes, but most TBIs are caused by sports-related incidents and auto accidents. One of the most common types of TBI is a concussion. These injuries could also be caused by an object striking or penetrating the head. The recovery for a TBI could take anywhere from weeks to years.
WHAT SIGNS OF A TBI SHOULD I BE AWARE OF?
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury could vary depending on the severity of the injury. Minor TBIs tend to present symptoms such as:
- A persistent headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking
- A change in sleep habits
- Behavior or mood changes
A more severe TBI could present either of the aforementioned symptoms, as well as:
- A worsening headache
- Slurred speech
- Convulsions or seizures
- Inability to wake up from sleep
- Loss of consciousness for longer than a few minutes
- Increased confusion, irritability, restlessness, or agitation
- Numbness or tingling in the limbs
- Dilated pupils
- Repeated nausea or vomiting
- Loss of coordination
You should immediately seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a severe traumatic brain injury. Your condition could worsen if you don’t see a doctor about the injury. Most TBIs are pretty mild, but these injuries can be fatal.
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