A Traumatic brain injury is caused by an external force hitting the skull. TBI isn’t always caused by a traumatic accident though; even a tap on the head can lead to a serious injury. Generally speaking, TBI is broken into two categories: mild and severe. The terms “mild” and “severe” do not refer to the effects of the injury, but to the accident that caused them. For example, you might bump your head in a mild car accident. The injury may not seem serious at first, but persistent headaches, dizziness, and mood swings could point to a mild TBI. Severe TBI injuries, such as a blunt-forced blow to the head, can lead to similar side effects. Other side effects of TBI include:
- Memory Loss
- Extreme Changes in Mood
Know Your Rights After a Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be difficult to identify and may go unnoticed for many months. Because of this, victims of TBI may not pursue fair compensation for their injuries. If you suspect that you or someone you love suffered a brain injury in an avoidable accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you fight for financial compensation. These funds can pay for medical expenses, emotional damages, ongoing medical care, missed wages, and more. If you believe that you suffered a brain injury, speak to your doctor immediately. Failing to treat a TBI can increase the chances of long-lasting or permanent damage. At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, PLLC, we have recovered more than $1 billion in personal injury settlements and verdicts. We are committed to helping accident victims of avoidable accidents recover compensation for their injuries. When you work with us, you will work directly with an attorney – not a staff member. To learn more about your legal rights and options with us, call our firm today and ask for a free consultation.