Brain injuries can often occur when an individual is involved in a car or truck accident. These are commonly referred to as traumatic brain injuries, or TBI’s. These injuries can be mild or severe. Mild TBI’s can sometimes heal in as little as a few weeks. However, some mild TBI’s and more serious TBI’s can cause significant impairments that last a lifetime.
TBI’s involve the brain and central nervous system and affect their ability to function. It is very important to recognize the symptoms of a TBI and seek immediate medical treatment. Delays in treatment can make matters worse. Typical symptoms of mild to moderate TBI’s are confusion, nausea, memory loss, dizziness, slurred speech, balance issues, blurred vision, and headaches. Serious TBI’s can result in a coma or vegetative state.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should call an experienced injury attorney to evaluate the claim. Damages resulting from a TBI will typically include medical bills, lost wages and lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of spousal companionship.