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What should you know about a traumatic brain injuries?

On Behalf of | May 9, 2024 | Personal Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can stem from a variety of causes, including motor vehicle crashes. These injuries can result in various effects that can lead to lifelong changes for victims. They can affect a person’s personal life and their ability to earn a living.

If you’ve suffered a TBI or have a family member who has, understanding this condition can help you to prepare for what’s to come. These are three basic things you should know about these injuries to start.

Symptoms are often delayed

You or your loved one can suffer a TBI without knowing about the injury. These injuries can sometimes take days or weeks to produce symptoms. Some of the more common symptoms to watch for include a persistent headache, vision changes, ringing in the ears, changes in sleep habits and difficulty concentrating. Other symptoms might also be possible.

Effects depend on the location of the damage

The effects a person experiences because of a TBI depend on the type and location of the damage. Each area of the brain controls a different part of the body and different bodily functions. Some brain injuries affect larger areas of the brain, involving more aspects of the person’s life. It is critical to discover the area of the brain that was damaged and how it may affect you or your loved one.

Proper care can mitigate some damages

Prompt medical care can help to prevent further damage to the brain. Some injuries may require only brain rest, relaxing without using electronics or doing stressful jobs. Others may need therapy, rehabilitation or surgery. When you seek care, the medical evaluation enables the doctor to determine the best plan for your case.

Treating TBIs can be costly and may involve lifelong care. When an injury is the result of another party’s negligence, a victim may choose to seek compensation for their financial damages. Working with a legal representative who can put the case together and handle it within the statute of limitations is beneficial for a host of reasons.