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What should you know about traumatic brain injuries?

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2024 | Personal Injury |

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a severe health concern with potentially devastating consequences. These injuries can occur in various situations, from accidents to slip-and-falls. Understanding their nature and implications is crucial.

There are several points a TBI victim should understand. Consider these points to get started: 

Delayed symptoms are possible 

One significant challenge with traumatic brain injuries is that symptoms may not always manifest immediately after the damage occurs. Individuals may sometimes feel relatively fine shortly after an accident or impact but experience symptoms days or weeks later. These delayed symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, memory problems and mood changes.

Immediate medical care is necessary 

Seeking immediate medical care is paramount, especially after a significant head injury. Medical professionals can assess the extent of the damage, conduct necessary imaging tests and determine the appropriate course of action.

TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage, and early intervention can significantly impact the outcome. Delaying medical care can lead to complications, worsened symptoms or even life-threatening situations.

Life-long effects are possible 

Traumatic brain injuries can have far-reaching consequences. Even seemingly mild TBIs can result in persistent symptoms that affect daily life. Memory problems, cognitive impairments, mood disorders and physical limitations are among the potential long-term effects of TBIs.

Rehabilitation and therapy may be necessary to manage these effects and improve quality of life. It’s essential to recognize that TBIs can impact not only the individual but also their loved ones, as caregiving and support may be required for an extended period. 

Victims who suffered this injury due to the negligence of another person may choose to seek compensation. New Jersey law limits the time to get this done, so work with someone to assist you with the case.