Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a severe type of brain injury that is typically the result of an external physical force that causes the brain to collide with the interior of the skull. TBIs are often sustained in high-impact motor vehicle accidents.
Although the effects of TBIs are occasionally temporary, traumatic brain injuries may contribute to long-term physical or mental impairments, permanent disability or death. If your family member suffered a TBI in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, the Dallas severe personal injury attorneys at Guajardo & Marks may be able to help you seek the financial peace of mind you need to cope with medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation and other damages.
Common TBI Symptoms
Traumatic brain injuries require immediate medical attention in order to limit damage, yet the symptoms of TBIs vary widely depending on a number of individual factors; in fact, the symptoms of some TBIs may not be instantly apparent. Common TBI symptoms include:
- Blurry vision or double vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blood or clear fluid seeping from the ears or nose
- Memory loss
- Cognitive difficulties
- Motor function loss
- Pupils that do not respond to light or that vary in size
- Ringing in the ears
- Respiratory problems
- Behavior changes
If you or a loved one was in an accident that involved a blow to the head, it is critical to receive a medical evaluation as soon as possible even if no obvious symptoms of brain injuries are evident.
Traumatic brain injuries are relatively common byproducts of severe traffic accidents, particularly collisions involving tractor-trailers or motorcycles. The Dallas personal injury attorneys at Guajardo & Marks have a proven record of success in TBI cases related to circumstances including:
- Car accidents
- 18-wheeler truck accidents
- Motor vehicle defects
- Construction site accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
As with other forms of catastrophic injuries, TBIs may necessitate costly medical treatment, extensive rehabilitation and long-term care. In the event that a family member suffered a fatal TBI caused by the carelessness of another, our lawyers may be able to help you and other survivors pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you’re the family member of someone who suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another, please contact Guajardo & Marks online or call (972) 774-9800 for your free case consultation. Our severe personal injury attorneys are proud to represent clients from the greater Dallas and Fort Worth areas and across the United States.