What You Should Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 1.7 million traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims treated in emergency rooms every year. Around 75 percent of those injuries are related to concussions or other, seemingly minor, injuries. No bump on the head from a car accident or another source should be treated casually. The long-term consequences can be devastating. Contact our firm if you or a loved one suffered a head injury in an auto accident.

10 Things To Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

For more information, read the following important facts about TBIs:

1. You can have a traumatic brain injury even if you do not lose consciousness.

2. You can have a normal MRI scan or CT scan and still have a traumatic brain injury.

3. Victims of TBIs may not recognize symptoms that are clear to loved ones.

4. Some damage may not be visible until a victim returns to work or tries to socialize.

5. TBIs affect everyone differently. Some victims make a full recovery. Others will suffer lifelong disabilities and reduced earning capacities.

6. Cognitive symptoms of TBIs include problems thinking clearly, difficulty concentrating and trouble remembering new information.

7. Physical symptoms of TBIs include headaches, nausea, balance problems, blurred vision, dizziness, fatigue, and sensitivity to light or sound.

8. Emotional symptoms of TBIs include irritability, personality changes, depression and anxiety.

9. Traumatic brain injuries can also affect a victim's sleep, causing either insomnia or daytime sleepiness.

10. Rest is very important after a brain injury. It's hard to rest, however, when your future is uncertain. Unfortunately, pushing yourself too hard to return to work can result in additional recovery time and aggravated symptoms.

Recover Immediate And Long-Term Costs

We recognize that you and your loved ones may be struggling to adapt to the changes from a TBI. You cannot rush the healing process and the injured person may need extensive medical treatment, cognitive and physical therapy, even assistance with day-to-day tasks. All of that takes money. A personal injury claim can help you obtain the financial means to get the treatment you need, relief for your family members and long-term security.

Experienced And Caring Representation

The lawyers at The Law Offices of Dan F. Partin recognize that this is a terrifying ordeal for you and your loved ones. We can help you get through it. Our attorneys have represented injury clients throughout Kentucky for over 20 years. We have offices in Lexington, Harlan and Middlesboro, and we offer home and hospital visits. For a free consultation, call 859-359-7390 or contact us online.