What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Thursday, June 8, 2017
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Each year there are a reported 1.7 million brain injuries in the United States. According to Brainline.org a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) "is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain." An estimated 5.3 million Americans (that's about 2% of the population) currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help with everyday activities due to a TBI.

A TBI is one of the most serious injures a person can sustain. The brain is the most complex organ in the body. It controls all of the bodies functions. The brain is also the center of our thinking and emotions. Injury to the brain can have devastating effects on a person's life.

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injuries can range in scope from mild to severe. In cases of severe brain injury, the level of physical and psychological impairment can be vast.

The impacts of a moderate to severe brain injury can include:

  • Cognitive deficits
  • Problems with speech and language
  • Issues that are sensory or perceptual
  • Problems with vision, hearing, smell, or taste
  • Seizures
  • Physical changes
  • Social-Emotional impacts
  • Learn more about the impacts of TBI here.

 

The symptoms of moderate to severe brain injury can include:

  • Headache that persists or gets worse
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion
  • Restlessness or agitation
  • Learn more about the symptoms of TBI here.

 

The effects of TBI are serious and life altering. Most often the damage to the brain tissue is permanent and irreversible. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident, it is important that you work with a personal injury attorney to get you the full compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury Attorneys are Advocates For Your Rights

We know how to protect your rights and advocate for your interests. We know how to properly value your traumatic brain injury claim. When you hire us to represent you in your personal injury claim, you will have true advocates on your side.

Put our trial team to work for you. Call our office today (866) 767-4711 to schedule a free consultation.

Draper Law Office proudly serves clients throughout Central Florida, including Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and Orlando, and Osceola County and Orange County, FL.

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