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What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

TBI

Introduction

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Here at the Orlando Accident Attorney, one of the most common injuries that we see regarding car collisions or even slip and falls is a traumatic brain injury. Cording to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a traumatic brain injury occurs within days of head trauma and concerns long-term brain function.[1] It is the “result of a violent blow or a jolt to the head or body.”[2] Some of the more mild traumatic brain injuries affect your brain cells temporarily, but the more serious ones result in “bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain.”[3] A traumatic brain injury is often seen as something that would render the claimant impaired in some way. However, that is not the case. Some traumatic brain injuries go undetected for several years after a car collision or a fall due to either an improper diagnosis or silent symptoms. Most people with a traumatic brain injury often have issues with memory loss and with motor skill decline and function.

Symptoms

According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the physical symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, drowsy nurse, problems with speech, dizziness, and loss of balance.[4] The sensory symptoms include blurred vision, ringing in the ears, and changes in the ability to smell. You can also include sensitivity to light or sound.[5] The cognitive or behavioral symptoms include: loss of consciousness, state of being dazed and confused, disorientation, memory problems, mood changes, depression or anxiety, and difficulty sleeping.[6]

Injury Criteria

If you or a loved one have suffered any of the symptoms above after a personal injury, such as a car wreck or a slip and fall, please contact us here at the Orlando Accident Attorney at 407-706-3909. We are experienced attorneys that handle personal injury claims specifically in the Orlando area.

Contact Information

Alternatively, you can email brandon@mblynchfirm.com or nichole@mblynchfirm.com if you would like to send in what happened in your personal potential claim.

Date: 5/2/2022

Author: Brandon Salter


[1] https://www.ninds.nih.gov/health-information/disorders/traumatic-brain-injury

[2] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

[3] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

[4] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

[5] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

[6] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557