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Facts About Brain Injuries

Facing the road ahead following a brain injury can be daunting. There can be a number of unknowns that can come with a brain injury, especially if you have suffered from an accident in which the damages were significant.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury can be terrifying. Traumatic brain injuries are one of the leading causes of death in the country. If you are lucky enough to survive a brain injury, the recovery period can be significant. As a result, victims of accidents in which a brain injury is sustained can change a person’s life forever. Brain injuries can impact a person’s overall functioning. A brain injury is often the result of an impact or blow to the head that has an impact on a person’s brain functioning. Types of traumatic brain injuries include:

Mild Brain Injury: This form of brain injury can cause a temporary lapse in the functioning of the brain. In most cases, a concussion is the result of a brain injury. Symptoms can include:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Changes in Mood
  • Depression

Moderate Brain Injury: In cases involving moderate brain injuries, a person may lose consciousness for a longer period of time. As a result, it could take much longer to heal and in some cases, the damage to the brain and the symptoms experienced could be permanent. Symptoms may include:

  • Seizures
  • Mood Changes
  • Nausea
  • Mental Confusion
  • Headaches

Severe Brain Injury: This is a dier type of TBI that much of the time can result in permanent brain damage, and even coma. Aside from the above symptoms, a victim of a severe brain injury may experience:

  • Memory Problems
  • Motor Issues
  • Vision Problems
  • Speech Impairment
  • Poor Coordination
  • Mood Changes

Suffering from an accident at the hands of someone else may require the legal representation of  skilled professional. An experienced attorney can help guide you through the legal process so that you can work on healing from your injury.

Know the Facts about TBI

  • The majority of TBI victims fall into two categories: Over 75 and under 14 years of age
  • More than 2.8 million people visited the emergency room for traumatic brain injuries in 2013.
  • Nearly 50,000 people died from traumatic brain injuries in 2013
  • Some of the most common ways a person can sustain a brain injury includes:
    • Car accidents
    • Slip and Falls
    • Military Combat
    • Physical Abuse or Assault
  • Victims are 3 times more likely to suffer subsequent brain injuries once they have already had a brain injury
  • There are a number of unknowns when dealing with brain injuries, often, outcomes can be uncertain.

If you or someone you love has sustained a brain injury due to the negligence of another party, it may be a good idea to contact a Fort Collins brain injury lawyer. Depending on the type and severity of the brain injury, you may be facing a long road ahead, don’t feel like you should face it on your own.

 


 

Thanks to our friends and contributors from Cannon, Hadfield, Stieben & Doutt for their insight into brain injury cases.

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