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How to Identify a Traumatic Brain Injury

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Car wrecks account for 17.3% of all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) which is second only to falls.  Additionally, car wrecks are the leading cause of TBI related deaths.

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It can be difficult to identify a traumatic brain injury after a car wreck.  If you are suffering from a TBI, then you will likely have difficulty identifying the symptoms and realizing that you need medical attention.   You should rely on your family and close friends to help you identify the symptoms of TBI such as:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Memory Problems
  • Balance Problems
  • Concentration Problems
  • Irritability

If you are suffering any of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention right away for a possible TBI. Sometimes your TBI can be treated and, with help, you can manage your symptoms. Other times, the injury may be permanent. You should be compensated fairly for such serious harms and losses. These cases are very delicate and you should call an attorney with experience handling traumatic brain injuries to discuss your next steps.

Posted by Brandon S. Osterbind, Esq.