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Understanding the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect nearly 1.5 million people each year in the U.S., and they result in around 50,000 deaths annually. Car accidents, truck wrecks, and pedestrian accidents are common causes of TBIs. Our firm provides compassionate representation to clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, and we are committed to meeting the individual needs of each client. TBIs often have severe symptoms that could be temporary or permanent.

These symptoms include:

  1. Physical symptoms. Some physical symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are short-term. Headaches, bruising, and lacerations from the initial trauma can heal with adequate treatment. However, other physical symptoms may be permanent. Changes in weight, dizziness, insomnia, partial paralysis, or chronic pain may result in long-term suffering. Physical symptoms also include sensory impairment. Victims of TBIs may suffer blurred vision or blindness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), lost sense of smell or taste, and inability to judge distances and depth.
  2. Cognitive symptoms. Traumatic brain injuries may also affect a person’s cognitive abilities. This could result in difficulty focusing or remembering things. Furthermore, victims may suffer the loss of gross and fine motor functions, as well as confusion, impulsiveness, and impaired language processing abilities. Speech and language problems, such as the inability to understand verbal speech or read and write properly, may also occur.
  3. Emotional or mental symptoms. Traumatic brain injuries can affect a person’s emotions and even personality. For example, a quiet and carefree person may become depressed or aggressive after sustaining a TBI. Victims may exhibit irritability, dependent behaviors, lack of motivation and awareness, and antisocial behaviors. These emotional and mental symptoms could be temporary or permanent, depending on the patient’s unique circumstances.

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Traumatic brain injuries can have a long-lasting negative impact. Victims may be unable to enjoy the things they once used to do, and may need to undergo expensive surgeries and therapies to recover. Time off of work can result in lost wages, and medical bills may quickly pile up.

Our Mount Pleasant brain injury lawyers are passionate about holding negligent individuals accountable in court. If your injury was caused by the actions of someone else, we will help you file the necessary paperwork and seek justice. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the situation to determine the facts, and will use solid evidence to build your case.

Contact our office today to receive a free initial consultation.