The brain is the most powerful organ in the human body. This complex organ does it all, controlling memory, thoughts, emotions, motor skills, breathing, vision, breathing, hunger, and every other process involved in regulating our body.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be absolutely horrible. It can impact you for the rest of your life. This injury can affect you physically, emotionally, and psychologically for the rest of your life. Treatment costs can be extravagant. Seek legal help from the Decatur personal injury lawyers at Shiver Hamilton Campbell. We’ll help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Causes of TBI
A TBI is caused by a blow to the head. This can happen in a number of ways, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Physical assault
- Slips and falls
- Sports injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Combat injuries
- Having a heavy object fall on your head
- Getting hit in the head by something (rock, baseball, etc.)
What Does a TBI Do?
TBIs can range from mild to severe. A concussion is a mild TBI that can temporarily affect your brain cells. A moderate to severe TBI is a lifelong condition. Approximately 50% of victims die within five years. Those who survive must deal with long-term complications caused by torn tissues, bleeding, and other physical damage to the brain.
Types of TBI
There are three main types of TBIs:
- Closed head injury. In this type of TBI, the skull remains intact. This is the most common type of TBI. It can result in trauma such as a brain bleed, concussion, or pressure on the brain.
- Penetrating head injury. This type of injury involves a break in the skull. This often occurs when the head hits the ground or other object.
- Blast injury. This type of head injury often results from an explosion.
Symptoms of TBI
A TBI can cause a wide range of symptoms. A minor one can cause the following:
- Memory loss
- Changes in vision or hearing
- Sleep problems
- Slurred speech
- Depression, anxiety, and other emotional changes
Moderate to severe TBIs can cause these symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness for several hours
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilated pupils
- Fluids draining from the ears or nose
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Fluid buildup in the brain
- Loss of coordination
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor promptly. If left untreated, a brain injury can worsen, causing blood vessel damage, loss of consciousness, and even death.
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The brain controls the entire body. Even a small injury to the brain can cause changes to behavior, mobility, sensations, and more.
Brain injuries are expensive, costing millions of dollars. You don’t have to cover these expenses alone. If someone else’s negligence caused your brain injury, you could be entitled to compensation. Let the Decatur personal injury lawyers at Shiver Hamilton Campbell help you get a favorable outcome. Fill out the online form or call (877) 215-6111 to schedule a free consultation.