Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common head injuries that may occur as the result of a car accident, sports injury, slip and fall, or other injury accident that causes a sharp blow or jolt to the head. The impact of the jolt damages brain tissue potentially leading to a wide variety of neurological issues that may have a lifelong impact requiring medical attention.
In some situations, the effects of a TBI may be immediate and severe. Symptoms of moderate to severe TBIs may include the following:
- Convulsions or seizures
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
However, other times, the symptoms of a TBI may not show up immediately. Some warning signs of mild TBI include:
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Behavioral changes
- Memory issues
For a complete list, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/symptoms.html
Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you have sustained a TBI, treatment is possible. However, the extent of recovery depends on how soon you begin treatment and the severity of your injury. As a result, it is critical to see a doctor as soon as possible if you believe you may have sustained an injury. Treatment may include therapy, surgery, and/or rehabilitation. Left untreated, the effects of a TBI worsen overtime and may lead to substantial cognitive, communicative, and behavioral changes.
Timing Is Critical
If you believe you have suffered a TBI in an accident, time is of the essence. We can help. Please contact our team of experienced Texas traumatic brain injury attorneys immediately for a free initial consultation.