A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all the blows or jolts to the head result in TBI. The severity of such injury may range from "mild"- a brief change in mental status or consciousness-to "severe"- an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function.
Some of the common causes of TBI are:
1. Slip and fall accidents.
2. Motor vehicle crashes.
3. Bicycle crashes.
4. Pedestrian being hit by a motor vehicle at cross walk.
Some of the signs and symptoms of mild TBI or concussion are :
3. Excessive fatigue.
4. Concentration problems.
5. Forgetting things(memory problems).
7. Sleep problems.
8. Balance problems.
9. Ringing in the ears.
10. Vision changes(such as blurred vision or double vision)
Some of the signs of moderate or severe TBI are :
2. Severe headaches.
5. Inability or difficulty speaking, understanding and concentrating.
6. Confusion, restlessness or agitation.
7. Loss of or changes in coordination.
8. Memory loss/amnesia.
9. Vision changes/ or loss of vision.
10. Paralysis and/or muscle spasticity.
If you were involved in a slip and fall, motor vehicle or motor cycle crash or were hit by a vehicle walking along the street and suffered a blow to your head you may have a traumatic brain injury. If so call me attorney Lauren Winer Beck for a free consultation at 203-542-5240