A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an incredibly difficult type of injury to live with (and normally long-term or permanent in nature). The brain is the control center for the body, sending and receiving signals to execute movement, speech, and cognitive reasoning. Depending on the area of the brain that was impacted during an accident, TBI victims may suffer a wide range of problems from minor and temporary to permanent brain damage.
The frightening thing about traumatic brain injuries is that they are often very difficult to diagnose. Obvious head wounds may receive major testing like an MRI or CT scan, but accidents involving impact with no visible wounds may be overlooked by emergency room doctors.
Even seemingly minor accidents can result in serious head injuries
While there may be no physical sign of trauma, the brain tissue may have been forced against the skull bones, causing traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately for many accident victims, the effects of these unseen injuries may become gradually noticeable and affect their lives substantially. So, even if an accident victim is told he or she only has a “mild concussion,” this is not a clean bill of health. A concussion is actually a minor TBI which can actually end up causing serious problems.
The Effects of TBI Can Include:
- Temporary and permanent memory loss
- Mood fluctuations
- Lack of concentration
- Organizational problems
- Difficulty reasoning
- Learning problems
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Changes in social skills
- Attention deficits
- Mental sluggishness
- Impulsive behavior
- Loss of spontaneity
- Heightened arousal
- Personality changes
- Diminished IQ
- Sensory sensitivity
- Sequencing/multi-tasking trouble
- Difficulty problem-solving
- Inability to write or say the right words
- Reading, writing or drawing problems
- Inability to focus visually
- Problems with numbers and math
- Lack of hand-eye coordination
The legal team at The Shelnutt & Varner understands how challenging brain injuries can be. We’ve seen what families and victims go through, and we know that it is possible to live with — and even overcome — serious head injuries. Because we understand the complex needs you may have now and in the future, we believe we are the right law firm to handle your brain injury accident case. Let us handle your personal injury claim and hold the negligent person accountable for your loved one’s TBI. We’ll fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Have you lost a loved one due to a traumatic brain injury? Please visit our Wrongful Death page for valuable information on your rights.
Your family needs experienced legal guidance to handle the financial devastation a traumatic brain injury can cause. Please call 256-547-4988 or email Shelnutt & Varner today for experienced legal advice. Your personal consultation is free of charge.