There are an endless number of accidents which can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you’ve been involved in an accident which may have seemed minor at the time, and suffered a blow of some sort to the head as a result, you may be wondering if you’ve incurred a TBI for which you should seek medical attention.
Traumatic brain injuries are a common result of accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of TBI are falls, unintentional blunt trauma (for example, being hit on the head with an object) and motor vehicle accidents. These accidents are among the most frequent types of accidents, and even though they may appear to be minor accidents, a brain injury can be the result.
A mild traumatic brain injury is characterized by a brief change in consciousness, while more serious cases of TBI usually result in extended periods of loss of consciousness. Memory loss may also result in severe traumatic brain injury cases. A common type of traumatic brain injury is a concussion, which is generally described as a mild brain injury.
According to the CDC, symptoms of a concussion can vary, and usually fall into the following four categories: symptoms affecting thinking and remembering, physical symptoms, emotional and mood symptoms and symptoms affecting sleep.
There are a number of danger signs associated with concussions, such as a worsening headache that will not stop, weakness, numbness or decreased coordination, repeated vomiting or nausea and slurred speech. Additional danger signs in children include the danger signs above, as well as continued crying and inconsolability, and a refusal to nurse or eat. If you or a loved one have suffered a concussion, check here for signs that indicate an immediate trip to the emergency department is necessary.
If you’ve suffered from a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, a competent attorney will help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. Robert Greening is the principal attorney at Greening Law, P.C. He has dedicated his 24 years of practice to the litigation of wrongful death and serious injury cases. If you have a question about a recall or injury, contact Greening Law, P.C. at 972-934-8900.