Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the United States every year. Slip and fall accidents and car crashes are common causes of TBIs, and victims may suffer a variety of short and long-term symptoms. Our firm has guided countless clients to successful legal outcomes in brain injury cases. We will guide you through the legal process to hold negligent or reckless individuals responsible.

Short-Term Symptoms

Short-term symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:

  1. Headaches
  2. Bleeding from head lacerations
  3. Dizziness
  4. Blurred or double vision
  5. Fatigue
  6. Nausea

With proper treatment and medical care, these symptoms may fade in a matter of weeks or months. Victims need plenty of rest, and may take anti-inflammatory pain medication to recover. However, other symptoms may not go away so quickly.

Long-Term Symptoms

Long-term symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:

  • Chronic physical symptoms
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Emotional and behavioral changes
  • Personality changes
  • Sensory impairment

Physical symptoms include changes in appetite, insomnia, chronic pain, fatigue, and paralysis or spasticity. Cognitive impairment may involve loss of ability to speak or understand language, as well as the loss of gross and fine motor skills, difficulty concentrating, confusion, inability to read and write, and memory loss. Traumatic brain injuries may also lead to emotional or behavioral changes. For example, a person may become irritable, antisocial, and depressed after suffering a TBI. Sensory impairment may also include the lost sense of taste, smell, and touch, as well as partial or full deafness and blindness.

Compassionate Legal Assistance for TBI Victims in Corpus Christi

With extensive trial experience, the Corpus Christi catastrophic injury attorneys at Sico Hoelscher Harris & Braugh LLP have guided hundreds of clients to successful outcomes. If you or a loved one have been injured by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, we will tenaciously fight on your behalf. Our legal team is passionate about upholding justice. Whatever your situation, we will discuss your options, gather evidence, and walk you through the process.

Call our office today at (877) 631-9965 to receive a free initial case evaluation.

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