A common injury that is linked to car accidents or slip and fall accident is head injuries. With such head injuries comes concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Both concussions and traumatic brain injuries could lead to mild to severe consequences through various observed symptoms. The treatment for both these medical issues are similar and recovering legally may be complicated without a lawyer to assist. This article will discuss symptoms and treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Common Concussion and TBI
When the brain has suffered undue stress, it may exhibit several symptoms of the condition. Such symptoms could last for up to one year or longer or shorter times depending on various factors. Concussions and headaches or migraines are usually accompanying observations when a person suffers from traumatic brain injury. Other common symptoms include the following:
- visual impairment
- auditory and visual hallucinations
- memory and concentration issues
- loss of motor skills
There are numerous other types of conditions and impairments that may arise depending on how severe the condition of TBI. Mild impairment often brings about head pains, sleep issues, loss of balance, depression, seizures and similar symptoms. Conditions may arise dealing with the senses or parts of the body, such as:
- loss of smell and sight,
- sensitivity to various elements,
- slowness in recalling or cognitive skills
Many people who suffer from TBI have sustained a concussion to begin with. However, this does not lead to TBI but explains the existence of the condition. And that the concussion may have been the point where the brain was injured dramatically.
If any of the above symptoms show up it is best to seek treatment as soon as possible. Treatment may be through extensive surgery on the brain in order to get rid of the traumatic stress. In other instances, it may require therapy in relearning how the victim’s mind functions.
If someone is responsible for the accident leading to TBI, speak to a personal injury lawyer. Contact the Vinson Law Office for a free initial consultation.