Traumatic Brain Injury is a serious and devitalizing injury, that could also be deadly, resulting from trauma to the head. According to Brainline, 47% are caused by falls, 15% by being struck, 14% by motor vehicle traffic, 9% due to assault and 15% are unknown. In cases, such as a coma or fractured skull, TBI’s are easy to identify, though in cases of mild brain injury they are harder to identify. Mild brain injuries typically occur during vehicular accidents, and although they are not life threatening, they can have serious effects on one’s physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities.
It is extremely important to take such injuries seriously because if left untreated or ignored, the injury could worsen and symptoms will intensify over time. When a serious brain injury, such as a TBI goes undiagnosed and untreated, it has the potential to cause lasting injuries that drastically hinder a victims life. Health care providers diagnose patients with TBI by using a variety of tests that assess physical injuries, brain and nerve functioning, and level of consciousness.
Long-term physical and mental disabilities or alternations are not uncommon and a victim’s quality of life can be profoundly affected. He/she may be unable to function or work normally again. Some long term effects and symptoms are;
- Cognitive Defects
- Motor Sensory Complications
- Perceptual and Sensory Defects
- Language and Communication problems
- Functional Complications
- Loss of Life
Fortunately, the law enables those who have suffered a TBI as a result of the negligence, wrongdoing, or inaction of another to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. Call a Fort Lauderdale traumatic brain injury lawyer at Darfoor Law Firm at 1-833-DARFOOR if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident that resulted in Traumatic Brain Injuries. Our experienced personal injury lawyer understands the complexities of your situation and will offer a free evaluation of your case.