Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury can occur in any type of motor vehicle accident or other type of accident such as a slip and fall. Auto accident victims may hit their head on the windshield or steering wheel causing unknown injury to their brain. Simply the force of the accident can cause the brain to collide against the internal hard bone of the skull. The reason why this can occur is that when a moving head comes to a quick stop, the brain continues in its movement, striking the interior of the skull. This causes a contusion or otherwise called bruising of the brain. Brain hemorrhage can occur upon impact which is bleeding within the brain and may not be visible at the time of the injury.
Ron Bell Injury Lawyers are compassionate about injury law and have many years experience working with TBI victims. Only a TBI law firm can fully understand the severe brain damage that results and leads to lifelong medical treatments. Hiring an injury attorney for an adult TBI or child TBI is essential to ensuring the victim and the family is compensated. Damages a victim of an accident may request to be compensated for are medical expenses, wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
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Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Cognitive symptoms can begin to occur one at a time, or many symptoms begin to affect the victim all at once. TBI symptoms may change their pattern and level of severity over time. Some of the most common complaints from TBI injury victims are lack of concentration, memory impairment, problem solving, comprehension, reasoning, judgment, planning, speaking and vision.
Neurological symptoms that most often affect TBI are sensory and motor. Most symptoms of TBI occur and become apparent to the victim or family members within the first day, first weeks or even months following the injury. Long term conditions that affect a person with TBI are movement disorders, seizures, migraines, vision problems and sleep disorders.
Non-neurological symptoms that affect the body medically include pulmonary, metabolic, nutritional, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and dermatologic issues.
Behavioral symptoms include inability to respond to others, verbal aggression, physical aggression, always in an agitated mood, learning difficulties, shallow/selfish attitude, unable to function sexually, irrational and compulsive. Everyday people are diagnosed with mood disorders, personality disorders, depression and anxiety; however, all of these can be caused by a car accident which resulted in a TBI.
Social symptoms can vary in intensity; being mild, moderate or severe in a person with TBI. Traumatic Brain Injury increases the risk of suicide, criminal behavior, divorce, unemployment, and drug abuse in those victims. As an individual with any brain injury attempts to go on with their daily routine it often becomes unmanageable for them to do alone. TBI victims may not be able to function well in social settings such as a grocery store, bank, restaurant, or dinner at a family members house. Feeling very overwhelmed with anxiety and unable to control their thoughts and thinking pattern. This is when their environment shows to be putting too many demands on them which they cannot handle; thus, uncovering additional problems.
Children have similar symptoms however they also have unique concerns with brain injuries. Pediatric TBI victims often require a lot more intervention by their parents and family. Pediatric brain injury combined with certain interactions can interfere with future learning. The physical, cognitive and behavioral surroundings must be made to fit the TBI child’s individual condition. Any effects of an early onset of TBI may not become apparent until later in life. Children with traumatic brain injury tend to have many social and behavioral issues with other children and trouble relating to them. The cognitive issues, behavioral issues, and comprehension issues detailed above also pertain to pediatric TBI victims. The major difference is a pedi TBI may more severely alter the learning ability of the child compared to an adult who has a fully developed brain.
Albuquerque Personal Injury lawyers understand traumatic brain injury victim may need to deal with ongoing medical, emotional and physical treatment. Ron Bell Injury Lawyers believe all clients deserve their rights protected and reasonable compensation when involved in any accident. Contact Ron Bell Personal Injury firm today for a free consultation.