Causes and Symptoms of a TBI
There are few injuries that a person can sustain that are worse than a traumatic brain injury. These are often lifelong damages that may impact every aspect of a person’s life including their ability to work, comprehend, communicate, and more. Because they are so serious, it’s important to understand what can cause them, what symptoms appear as a result, and what action individuals can take if they have sustained this serious type of injury.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a number of different incidents, but it is any kind of situation when there is trauma to the brain, usually from some sort of impact. Some of the most common causes of TBIs include car collisions, blows to the head, injuries from sports, falls from heights, falling objects, or any act of physical violence. Once trauma occurs, it can cause bleeding in the brain and other damages. It’s important to understand that the causes of traumatic brain injury are different than those resulting in acquired brain injury.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury vary depending on how serious the injury is and how much damage is done. These types of injuries are categorized in three levels: mild, moderate, and severe. When something serious happens, the doctor will perform various tests to determine the severity. Each level of TBI has different symptoms.
For instance, a mild TBI usually results in minimal or no loss of consciousness, headaches, nausea, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, or fatigue. Moderate TBI has similar symptoms, but may also include a longer period of unconsciousness, seizures or convulsions, worsening headaches, or loss of coordination.
The worst of the symptoms are associated with a severe TBI, which often results in slurred speech, agitation, inability to awaken from a sleep, weakness or numbness in extremities, or in some serious cases, coma.
Our Philadelphia brain injury lawyers at The Beasley Firm are dedicated to representing victims who have sustained serious injuries as a result of someone else’s negligent actions. Our goal is to secure the maximum compensation our clients deserve.
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