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What are the signs of a traumatic brain injury?

On Behalf of | Mar 14, 2024 | Personal Injury |

The aftermath of an accident can present many physical, emotional and financial challenges. Arguably the most difficult of them all is dealing with and trying to recover from any type of catastrophic injury. Sadly, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are suffered far too often by some here in Florida as the result of motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall accidents.

There can be many complexities and unknowns involved with traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, a primary brain injury occurs, where a high majority of the harm takes place right at the time of the accident. However, there are many instances where the victim sustains a secondary brain injury, and his or her symptoms and issues slowly develop over the weeks and months after the unfortunate incident.

Some of the most common symptoms

Seeking medical assistance as soon as possible and remaining vigilant for any TBI symptoms are both important measures to take in the event of an accident where this catastrophic injury is suspected. Some potential short- and long-term symptoms for which to be aware, include the following and more:

  • Problems with motor skills, including a loss of coordination and paralysis of certain extremities
  • Sensory issues, such as vision problems, loss of hearing and dramatic changes in sensation of particular body parts
  • Cognitive deficiencies, including overall confusion, memory loss and an extremely limited attention span
  • Psychological changes, such as increased anxiety, depression and a significant decrease in motivation

With so many possible symptoms along with a myriad of expenses and sudden loss of income, a traumatic brain injury can be an overwhelming and frightening experience for both victims and their loved ones. Fortunately, there is professional guidance and support readily available to those who suffered harm due to another party’s reckless or negligent actions. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney will work diligently to increase the odds of receiving the maximum amount of compensation, which can provide much-needed peace of mind by easing the unexpected financial burden.


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