Head injuries have the potential to be much more serious than other types of injuries. This is because the brain controls all other parts of the body, so damage to the brain could affect various different bodily functions. Some brain injuries can even paralyze victims for life, and severe brain injuries could be fatal. Many New Yorkers wonder whether traumatic brain injuries could be eligible for compensation after a preventable accident. Our knowledgeable law firm has all the answers you’ll need! Continue reading this blog to learn more, or reach out to one of our Queens Personal Injury Attorneys who can provide individualized legal counseling.
WHAT CAUSES TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES?
A traumatic brain injury occurs when force to a person’s head damages their brain tissue. This could happen if an object penetrates the skull, if someone is hit in the head with an object, or if the brain jolts around the head and grazes the skull. Most TBIs are caused by sports-related incidents, car crashes, and falls.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF A TBI?
The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury could vary depending on the circumstances of the incident. A mild TBI might cause the following symptoms:
- A headache
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Blurred vision
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
- Trouble with concentration, memory, attention, or thinking
- A bad taste in the mouth
- A change in sleep habits
- A temporary loss of consciousness
- Behavior changes or unexplained mood swings
Someone experiencing a moderate to severe TBI could also present the aforementioned symptoms. Some other signs of a more serious brain injury include:
- Persistent or worsening headaches
- Vision loss
- Increased confusion, agitation, or restlessness
- Slurred speech
- Convulsions or seizures
- Inability to wake up from sleep
- Pupil dilation
- Numbness or tingling in the limbs
- Loss of coordination
- A loss of consciousness that lasts longer than a few minutes
Keep in mind that traumatic brain injuries have the potential to be fatal, and therefore they should be taken seriously. If you believe you could be suffering from a TBI, you should seek medical attention as soon as you are able to.
Have you recently suffered a serious head injury as a result of someone else’s negligent actions? If so, you might be seeking a dedicated personal injury attorney who can help you to determine your best options. Look no further because our knowledgeable legal team is on your side every step of the way! Contact the Law Offices of George Poulos today for an initial consultation.