While there are any number of things that can cause a TBI, some of the most common causes include:
The symptoms of even a mild TBI may include:
More serious symptoms may include dilation of the pupils, fluid drainage from the nose or ears, or even death. Symptoms may last for a few weeks up to a few months after a TBI, and some symptoms can be permanent.
If you experience any of these symptoms following an accident, you should see a medical doctor to determine if you have suffered a TBI. A thorough evaluation will likely include an examination by a neurologist, having an MRI, and possibly a neuropsychological evaluation, which is a test of how well a person’s brain is functioning.
Suffering a traumatic brain injury can be life-changing not only for the victim of the injury, but also his or her family. Brain injuries can limit your ability to work or the type of work you can perform and can also limit your ability to enjoy other activities of life that you enjoyed prior to the accident. While money can’t always make your injuries go away, getting the maximum compensation for your injuries can help to ensure you get the best medical treatment and live the best quality of life possible.