Few Injuries Are As Life-Changing As A Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, from seemingly trivial falls to catastrophic car accidents. They can occur with children involved in recreational activities and sports, and the elderly falling on an uneven sidewalk.
A traumatic brain injury can leave a person in a coma or with subtle changes to their personality. Our attorneys at Tuttle Law, P.A., understand the severity of these injuries, and they will vigorously work to recover compensation that will allow you to obtain the medical care you need.
A Significant Number Of TBIs Are A Result Of Car And Truck Crashes
While many newer vehicles have numerous safety features that have reduced the likelihood of some of these injuries, the enormous forces imparted to occupants inside a vehicle during a collision still lead to many people suffering concussions and TBIs. When these motor vehicle crashes are severe, the injuries are significant and life-changing.
You Want A Thorough Medical Exam
In some collisions, you may think you’re okay, even after suffering a blow to the head. You may think you don’t need to see a doctor you may have even blacked out, but you feel fine now. Don’t make this mistake. Concussions can cause a serious traumatic brain injury, even if your head does not appear to be seriously injured. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by the brain striking the inside of the skull.
It is essential that you have a complete examination, to accurately document your condition and to ensure that doctors can observe your behavior and to look for any symptoms of a TBI. These types of concussions can lead to problems later, such as loss of an ability to concentrate, short- or long-term memory loss, and changes to your personality or behavior.