How To Recognize And Respond To Traumatic Brain Injuries

While concussions are commonly associated with athletes, professional football players aren't the only people dealing with the effects of traumatic brain injuries. We all run the risk of suffering a concussion. Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of TBIs, and most of us drive daily.

A traumatic brain injury is an injury that generally occurs when the brain comes in contact with the inside of your skull as a result of some blunt force trauma or impact. The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents or slip-and-fall accidents. However, it's important to know that just about any accident can cause a brain injury.

An initial diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have life-altering consequences. While many people can recover from a concussion or a minor brain injury relatively quickly, some people continue to suffer from post-concussive syndrome for months and years after a head injury. Some people may suffer permanent effects.

How Do I Know If I've Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Brain injuries are often misunderstood and can be difficult to recognize. Some common symptoms after suffering a brain injury include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of motor skills or balance
  • Headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty concentrating or memory loss

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should see your doctor right away. There are then a variety of tests that doctors use to determine if you have a brain injury.

If A Brain Injury Has Changed Your Life, We're Here

Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most complicated areas of law to understand and litigate. At Hannula Halom & Scherz we have successfully litigated complex traumatic brain injury cases that resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements for our clients. To discuss your situation with one of our attorneys, give us a call at 715-718-3621 or send us an email.