The Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Headaches, dizziness, concussion, loss of consciousness, forgetfulness, depression and nausea are some of the symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, can be caused by blunt force to the head. According to the Centers for Disease Control, car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. Car accident victims who hit their heads on headrests, steering wheels, windows or windshields may have traumatic brain injuries. Even if a car accident victim does not hit their head, they could have a traumatic brain injury from the movement their head made at the time of impact.

Unlike other injuries from car accidents, a victim may not notice the signs of a traumatic brain injury for several days or even weeks. Even if a victim has a normal MRI or CT scan they could still have a traumatic brain injury or concussion. Doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries by evaluating the symptoms a patient is experiencing.

The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be permanent or long-term. The treatment for traumatic brain injuries may include medications, speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapy and, in severe cases, surgery.

If you believe you or a loved one are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, you should:

Seek Medical Treatment:  A doctor may order MRIs and CT scans to determine if there are skull fractures, bruising, or swelling around the brain. A doctor will also review your symptoms to determine whether a traumatic brain injury is likely.

Document Symptoms: Keep track of your symptoms so that you can tell your doctor about headaches, memory problems, emotional problems, nausea, difficulty speaking, dizziness, or any other symptoms you are experiencing.

The Yost Legal Group is here to help auto accident victims diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a car accident that was not your fault, call The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529). When you call, you will speak with an experienced, compassionate Maryland Car Accident lawyer absolutely FREE.

We will investigate every detail of your accident and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected. At The Yost Legal Group, you will never pay an attorney’s free up front and we don’t get paid until you do.


March Is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is a complex medical condition that can occur when the brain or skull suffers a sudden blow or trauma. TBI is an extremely difficult condition to diagnose, and can come with a broad spectrum of symptoms. Unfortunately, thousands of Americans will be a victim of a TBI every year, making this one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

March of 2015 is National Traumatic Brian Injury Awareness Month, and at The Yost Legal Group, Baltimore Personal Injury Law Firm, we want to do our part to bring this issue to the forefront of the national conversation. In honor of this important occasion, we have created a brand new Infographic that sheds some light on the harsh realities of suffering and living with a TBI.

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A TBI can lead to a lifetime of medical care and difficult rehabilitation for victims. In addition to the physical pain suffered by TBI victims, the medical costs associated with these types of injuries can be astronomical as well. For the rest of the month, help The Yost Legal Group raise awareness and show support to victims of TBI and the families and loved ones who support them.

By sharing this information and increasing the national education level about TBI, we can help prevent future catastrophic injuries from occurring.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a TBI, you will need an experienced legal team on your side to help you handle the care and medical costs associated with your serious injury. The Yost Legal Group has the experience you need to obtain the justice you deserve for suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Our attorneys work with life care planners, medical experts and economists to determine the costs of future care, lost earning potential, and damages for pain and suffering.

Call us today at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) to receive a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation. You can speak with a compassionate, dedicated attorney that will help you understand the details of your case and will fight to secure a lifetime of care for you and your family.

Click here to learn more, and use the code below to share this Infographic with your friends, family and colleagues on social media! Together, we can help raise national awareness about the serious reality of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

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