There are a number of different types of accidents that can cause a traumatic brain injury. Further, these types of injuries can cause a wide range of short-term and long-term symptoms.
And unfortunately, traumatic brain injury’s long-term effects can permanently change your life.
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, it might be comforting to know that you are likely entitled to justice and compensation.
At Wells Call Injury Lawyers, our experienced brain injury attorneys have helped our clients collect hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation, and we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Below, this post will discuss some basics about traumatic brain injuries and some long-term effects they can have.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries, sometimes referred to as TBIs, can result from forceful blows to the head or body. They can also result from a foreign object piercing the brain tissue.
TBIs are classified into three different types: mild, moderate, and severe. Each type is associated with a different set of symptoms, with severe traumatic brain injuries being the most debilitating.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
Concussions are a common type of mild TBI. Some symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries include:
- Drowsiness, and
Although this type of TBI is classified as mild, every brain injury is serious. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Moderate Traumatic Brain Injuries
Moderate traumatic brain injuries can include the above symptoms, but they can also cause:
- Loss of consciousness,
- Loss of coordination,
- Weakness in the limbs, and
Symptoms of moderate traumatic brain injuries can appear immediately after the injury or within a few days of the accident. Getting medical attention immediately after being in an accident can help your doctor identify latent injuries.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
Severe traumatic brain injury symptoms can include any of the symptoms of a mild or moderate brain injury. However, severe traumatic brain injury symptoms may also include the following:
- Clear fluids draining from the ears or nose,
- The inability to awaken from sleep,
- The loss of consciousness for long periods of time,
- Slurred speech,
- Unusual or erratic behaviors, and
- Dilated pupils.
A medical specialist will be able to tell you what type of traumatic brain injury you incurred and what your prognosis might be.
Common Causes that Lead to Traumatic Brain Injuries
Some of the most common causes that lead to traumatic brain injuries include:
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Pedestrian accidents,
- Automobile accidents,
- Slip-and-fall accidents,
- Firearm accidents,
- Workplace accidents, and
- Construction zone accidents.
If you were injured in one of these or another type of accident, you should reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can cause problems for years after an accident. And, as medical science is advancing, doctors are learning that these types of injuries can have significant long-term effects. Some brain injury long-term effects include:
- Life-long behavioral changes;
- Loss of mobility;
- Loss of cognitive abilities like reasoning, problem-solving, memory, and focus; and
- Communication problems like difficulty understanding speech or trouble reading.
These are just some long-term effects of traumatic brain injury. A healthcare provider will be able to assess your injury and monitor your long-term condition.
How Can Wells Call Injury Lawyers Help?
At Wells Call Injury Lawyers, we have over 40 years of experience helping our clients get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Traumatic brain injuries are often devastating, especially when you’re dealing with long-term effects.
We have the experience and dedication necessary to help you hold the person responsible for your injury accountable, no matter how complex your case is.
To schedule a free consultation, you can contact us online or call us by phone today.