By Logan Quirk
TBI, or traumatic brain injuries, are serious, and should be dealt with both medically and legally. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, you need to contact a Hollywood personal injury as soon as possible. While all injuries can greatly hinder your life, traumatic brain injuries are often some of the worst injuries, as many times there is no “going back” to the condition you were in before the accident.
It is always important to seek medical attention as soon as you can after an accident. Even if you feel fine, injuries can creep up later. Right after an accident, your adrenaline is pumping, and that can help numb out pain. While very traumatic brain injuries may show themselves right away, sometimes they do not. And unlike a broken bone, it can be hard to pinpoint a brain injury unless medical tests are preforms. Brain injuries do not only affect your head. In fact, a TBI can affect everything from your thinking to personality to overall mood.
There are two classifications of TBIs: Mild and Severe. A mild TBI is categorized as a brain injury and/or confusion that occurs after a loss of consciousness of less than 30 minutes. Even though it is categorized as “mild”, it can be traumatic for both the victim and his or her family. Many times with mild TBIs, the MRIs and CAT Scans are normal, but the victim suffers from headaches, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings, and frustration. For severe TBIs, one is typically unconscious for more than 30 minutes, and memory loss after the injury lasts longer than 24 hours. The victim may have restricted use of their limbs, abnormal speech, loss of thinking ability, and emotional problems. Those in comatose states are also categorized as “severe”.
While all injuries should be tended to quickly, never under estimate a brain injury. Even if you were just out for “a few seconds”, you still need to be checked out as soon as possible by a doctor. It is always better to be safe than sorry and TBIs often get worse if medical care is not quickly given.