Traumatic Brain Injuries- The Silent Killer After a Crash

Traumatic Brain Injuries- The Silent Killer After a Crash

Accidents happen – but did you know that some accidents have life-changing injuries that may not show their symptoms until after the flashing lights and sirens have faded away? Traumatic brain injuries (or TBIs) are injuries that affect the brain and how it functions. TBIs can occur with any trauma to the head. The most common causes of TBI are:

  • Sudden jolt, contrasting movement or whipping of the head (e.g., car crashes)
  • Blunt force trauma (e.g., firearm related injuries, slip and fall accidents, assaults)

While a TBI can happen to anyone, children and elderly adults are the most vulnerable to being misdiagnosed due to the symptoms overlapping with other potential conditions. Therefore, it is important for you and your loved ones to know more about the different types of TBI and how they may present:

  1. Mild TBI or concussion: Brief amnesia, headache, disorientation, and loss of consciousness.
  2. Moderate TBI: Extended periods of amnesia, brain bleeds, headache, disorientation, loss of consciousness, or other symptoms.
  3. Severe TBI: Extended loss of consciousness and memory loss, often causing an individual to remain comatose for a week or more.

TBI symptoms have the potential to impact every aspect of daily life and can even be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 176 Americans died in 2020 from TBI-related injuries per day.

If you or a loved one was recently involved in an accident and have been experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Cognitive Impairment (feeling foggy or dazed or having difficulties with concentration and memory)
  • Drowsiness, fatigue, mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, sleeping more than usual
  • Headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision, seeing stars, sensitivity to light, ringing in ears, balance issues

Please, don’t hesitate! Contact the traumatic brain injury attorneys at The Yost Legal Group by calling 1-800-YOST-LAW for your free consultation – we will help evaluate your potential legal claim and get you the compensation that you and your loved ones deserve.