By Logan Quirk
If you (or someone you love) have recently been in car accident, you need to know all about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBIs are a leading cause of disability and even death in the USA and around the world, and they are contributing factors in approximately 30% of all injury deaths. If one of your family members has been diagnosed with a TBI, you need to read the following.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A TBI is often caused by a trauma to the head that causes a disruption to the brain’s normal function. They are also often referred to as concussions, and they are often mild. However, a severe TBI is definitely worrisome. It can cause a period of unconsciousness or memory loss. While you might be familiar with the signs and symptoms of a mild concussion, you need to seek medical treatment no matter how minor you think the injury might be. It is always best to seek treatment immediately.
If you have hit your head as the result of a car accident, you must seek medical treatment at an emergency room or with your family doctor. Request a CT scan. It is always best practice to speak to a personal injury attorney. The attorney will evaluate your case and advise on your options. The attorneys will help to make a claim for injuries and seek money that you deserve for your injuries, pain and potential loss of future earnings.
Traumatic Brain Injuries can have lifelong effects
Everyone’s experience with a TBI is different. For instance, some people will have effects that last just a few days, while others will be plagued with problems for the rest of their lives. These effects can include (but are not limited to):
Impaired thinking – simple tasks and conversation can become difficult
- Memory loss – Memory can be severely affected, including both short and long term memory loss of varying degrees
- A change in sensations – Vision, hearing, tactile senses, and depth perception can all be affected
- Emotional problems – Changes in personality, an increase in anxiety, episodes of depression and other emotional problems
- Anger and outbursts – An increase in generalized anger and becoming more temperamental overall; unstable moods
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of TBIs in Los Angeles and Southern California. If you have been in a car accident or have been hit by a car, you need to ensure that you do not have a TBI by seeking medical help as soon as possible.
Once you have been released from medical care, it is time to find an LA personal injury lawyer who has experience successfully representing clients with traumatic brain injuries. Contact the expert team at Quirk Law today – we are ready to help.