What Should I Know If I Get A TBI in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

July 8th, 2014 | by RON BELL

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage that causes permanent disabilities.  If you have suffered any degree of TBI your first priority should be to seek out emergency medical treatment.  Seeking the appropriate medical attention, diagnosis, and treatment may avoid long term injury or damage.  Also be aware that the signs and symptoms of brain injuries sometimes do not show up for days or weeks after the initial injury, so if you have hit your head, you should always keep an eye out for arising symptoms even if you think you feel fine and none are immediate.

After you are diagnosed with a brain injury, you should consult with an Albuquerque, New Mexico personal injury attorney as soon as possible.  The longer you wait to contact an injury lawyer, the more difficult it may become to recover damages in court if the accident was caused by another person’s negligence.  The most common causes of TBI in Albuquerque, NM:

  • Motor Vehicle Accident (car crash, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian hit and run, etc…)
  • Slip and Fall (nursing home fall)
  • Athletic sports injuries (high school sports injury)

Car accident victims often suffer TBI from hitting their head on the steering wheel dashboard, or windshield if not wearing a seatbelt.  Even though airbags now provide some protection from blows to the head, even a sharp jolt of the head can cause a TBI from the brain rattling and shaking inside the skull.  For example, a motorcycle accident can be particularly susceptible to TBI since collisions often cause them to fall off the motorcycle and collide with the ground.


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