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Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Many people who are involved in accidents, whether on the road, in the workplace or in a residential area, can suffer internal injuries that are far worse than external cuts and bruises. For some, they may experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) without even being aware of it. It is actually a fairly common injury and can be overlooked when medical professionals are first assisting people at the scene of an accident. This is why it is so critical for anyone injured in an accident to visit a doctor as soon as possible. While the previous death rate was quite high for those facing TBI, with medical and technological advancements this has been significantly lowered; however, even the most minor incident of TBI can have a serious impact on an individual's life.

Broken up into two main categories, TBI can come in the form of mild or severe damage. Typically in mild cases, the person will have lost consciousness or been disoriented for no longer than 30 minutes after the accident. Severe cases involve those accidents where the person has lost consciousness for longer than 30 minutes or experienced skull penetration for longer than 24 hours.

Below we have listed the effects of both types of TBI, which can not only leave the individual frustrated, but also cause great pain for their family:

Mild TBI:

  • Problems remembering things
  • Difficulty thinking properly
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Frustration
  • Attention deficit issues

Severe TBI:

  • Impairment of major cognitive functions
  • Prolonged period of comatose
  • Difficulty speaking properly
  • Loss of ability to use limbs
  • Inability to think clearly

Unfortunately, these effects can require additional assistance for the victim, leaving them feeling a loss of independence. This is aside from the general physical pain and emotional suffering. This type of injury can leave a great impact on the person's job, social life and general well-being.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of traumatic brain injury in Detroit, due to any sort of negligent action, you may be eligible for financial compensation. While it cannot take away the symptoms, it can help you recover with the proper medical care and keep you from worrying about your finances. Call Abrahams Law today for help from a Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit for 2013. Free case evaluation!