News Article
8.31.2018
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by an outside force. For example, many traumatic brain injuries occur after serious car accidents, crashes involving 18 wheelers, and in the industrial work setting. A traumatic brain injury can affect everything in the person's life and can be devastating to their family. A person may experience loss of function and changes in personality.
Often times, people who suffer from TBI's may not be aware of it after an accident as often it is not apparent immediately. Family members are often in the best position to notice symptoms and help in the treatment process, some immediate symptoms you should look out for, include:
  • Unconsciousness
  • Dizziness / Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vision Changes
Other symptoms and changes are less obvious. Sometimes, these changes become more evident to family and friends over time. They can include:
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Problems remembering new information
  • Confusion
  • Mood or personality changes
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Acting irritable or grumpy
  • Exhibiting nervousness or anxiety
  • Displaying sensitivity to light or loud noise
  • Feeling sadness
  • Acting emotional
  • Difficulty communicating or choosing words
  • Difficulty performing everyday tasks
If you or a loved one has any of these symptoms after an accident, it is important to see a medical professional as soon as possible. You should also consider getting an experienced personal injury attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.
For a free initial consultation call our experts at Grabb & Durando at (520) 333-3333.