TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
Traumatic brain injury, or a TBI, usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. They can occur from a car accident, a fall, being struck on the head by falling merchandise at a store, or in many other situations. a TBI can be characterized as mild, moderate or severe. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.
A TBI is usually accompanied by a combination of physical and other symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes or in severe cases days
- No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Problems with speech
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Agitation or other unusual behavior
- Slurred speech
If you have had an accident and experience these or other similar symptoms you should get help from a doctor right away! If the injury was caused by the negligence of another person, you should also seek legal help because a TBI can have long term consequences! We handle TBI cases from car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls (and other premises liability cases). We also handle Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability claims.