A traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a TBI, is the result of a blow or hit to the head. One of the main causes of TBIs in the United States are vehicle accidents in which the injured party sustains an injury or a blow to the head.
There are many symptoms and disabilities that are associated with TBIs, ranging from minor to severe. It is important to be able to recognize some of the symptoms because a TBI doesn’t always manifest immediately after a blow to the head. Some of the more common symptoms of a TBI include:
– Blurry vision
– Difficulty concentrating
– Memory Loss
– Sleep Disturbances
These symptoms are usually associated with mild TBIs and they can easily be missed by doctors or family members because the injured person may appear to be acting normally. These symptoms may not appear for several days or weeks after an accident, so that is why it is important to be aware of what they are so the injured party can get help when they do appear.
Moderate or severe TBI symptoms will be easier to recognize as they can include anything from slurred speech, loss of motor functions to the patient being in a coma. The consequences of a moderate to severe TBI will depend on many factors, including:
– The severity of the initial injury.
– Functions that were affected.
– Rate of physical recovery.
– Resources to aid recovery.
There are also financial consequences after a TBI caused by an auto accident and those consequences can be devastating. A patient may become permanently disabled from a TBI and may be unable to care for themselves. This can be a huge financial burden to the family of the victim.
The insurance company of the party at fault for the accident will want to try to settle out of court as soon as possible, so it is important to seek representation to make sure your financial interests are considered. Along with the initial medical bills, many TBI patients need extensive cognitive, physical and psychological therapies to help them function in their daily lives.
If you, or someone you know, has been in a vehicle accident and diagnosed with a TBI, it is important to get an experienced lawyer on your side. Contact SM Law Group to have your case evaluated and find out what compensation you may be able entitled to for your injuries.