What are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very serious condition. The ramifications of a TBI can be relatively small such as temporary symptoms or prolonged symptoms that span a lifetime. TBI’s can even cause death in the most extreme cases. In the United States, TBI’s are behind approximately one-third of all deaths and in 2010, more than 2.5 million hospitals had patients who were being treated for TBI. Medical negligence, sports injuries, physical abuse, slip-and-fall accidents, and automobile accidents are just some of the examples of situations where a person can sustain a TBI.
The amount of medical treatment and therapy that is needed to help victims of TBI recover can be quite intensive. The cost of this treatment is often very high. Victims of accidents that were not their fault who are suffering from TBI shouldn’t be forced to pay for their medical costs out of their own pocket or put in a position where they will forgo treatment because they cannot afford it. This is why it is so important to obtain the highest amount of compensation from the party that caused you harm. To improve your ability to gain the amount of money you need to help you pay for the costs associated with your damages, contact the aggressive Phoenix serious injury attorneys at ELG.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?
As stated above there are many accidents that can result in TBI. It comes down to the impact that your head sustains in an accident or if your body is thrust rapidly back-and-forth that makes your neck and head shake and be jostled around. These brutal physical body movements cause the brain to be tossed around inside the skull and collide with the bone. This is very damaging to the brain tissues and can cause the tissues to tear, bleeding in the brain, and bruises on the brain. This brain damage can cause symptoms including:
- Mood swings
- Inability to sleep or excess fatigue
- Foggy thinking
- Memory loss
- Reduced fine motor control
- Chronic headaches
- Loss of balance
- Issues with clear speech
- Sensory problems
- Development of depression or anxiety
- Muscle weakness
If you have been in an accident where you suffered head trauma, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t feel the symptoms right away, that does not mean you did not sustain injuries. In some cases, symptoms of head trauma are delayed. A qualified medical professional will be able to diagnose TBI if it exists and set you up with a treatment plan to help you heal.
Finding Resourceful Legal Representation After an Accident in Arizona
The Arizona personal injury lawyers at ELG are here to help you when you have been victimized in an accident by another party. We will work with you to guide you on how to move forward with a personal injury claim. We will also take on the insurance companies on your behalf so that your claim is successful and gains for you a fair settlement. During the pandemic, we are also offering a remote intake for your convenience.
Don’t hesitate to call the Spanish-speaking, bilingual Phoenix head injury attorneys at ELG today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.