What You Need To Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

At Zanes Law I have handled thousands of car accident cases throughout my career. Because of my experience, I believe that part of my job is to educate the public on accident and injury related issues. Zanes Law has been retained by a number of clients on traumatic brain injury cases. Most of these cases involve car accident injuries, but some do involve traumatic brain injuries from a blow to the head during some other type of activity.  However, all are due to the negligence of another party. It is important to understand that traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe.  In addition, it is important to know exactly what a traumatic brain injury is and what to do when one occurs.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, a traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Sometimes this injury is the result of an object violently coming into contact with the head.  But sometimes this injury is cause by an object actually piercing the skull and entering the brain tissue.

I.  Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:

  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision or tired eyes
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Behavioral or mood changes
  • Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking

II.  People with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may display the above symptoms along with those listed below:

  • Headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Restlessness or agitation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are car accidents and falls. Zanes Law attorneys represent people who have been injured in both types of accidents. So if you receive a traumatic brain injury or a personal injury from a car accident or any other event, call the personal injury attorneys at Zanes Law, a leading personal injury and car accident law firm in Phoenix.  Our main office number is 602-999-9999.

 

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