Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Jan 29, 2015
by The Atkins & Markoff Team

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

There are numerous types of accidents that can result in very serious injuries or consequences for people, including traumatic brain injury. Also referred to as TBI, traumatic brain injury is broadly defined as any trauma or blow to the head that results in a disruption to the normal functionality of your brain. Considered one of the most serious and debilitating injuries, personal injury lawyers from Atkins & Markoff understand how devastating and emotionally draining these types of injuries can be.

If your TBI was caused by the negligence or misconduct of someone else, you may be able to pursue legal action for your injuries. TBI doesn’t only cause discomfort and pain, but it can be a very lengthy and expensive injury to treat.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can range in seriousness from mild to severe and even deadly. Here is a look at the most common causes of TBI:

  • Car accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Premises liability cases
  • Ski or snowboard accidents
  • Sporting accidents

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you have been involved in an accident that has involved or head or spinal cord, it is absolutely imperative for you to seek medical attention right away. Detecting brain injuries early on can have a significant impact on your recovery and the extent of your injuries overall. While a medical exam is critical, it is also a good idea to keep an eye out for the following symptoms if you have suffered head trauma:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of coordination
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Seizures

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your local health care professional immediately.

To learn more about TBI or to set up an appointment with a personal injury attorney from Atkins & Markoff today, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable staff of Oklahoma attorneys will be able to guide you through the legal process and help you receive the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.