If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, it is important to get checked for a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI occurs when an object hits your head and damages brain cells. While the severity of the injury depends on the accident, any damage to your head can cause long-term medical issues along with years of medical bills and lost income. In this post, we are going to discuss the implications of a TBI and share how you or a loved one can seek proper compensation.

TBIs are common during a car accident because the driver or passengers can easily hit their head hard against any part of the damaged car. In addition, a slip-and-fall or any work-related accident may damage the brain and leave the victim permanently impaired. Even more so, a concussion from a sports-related accident may lead into a long-term TBI.

Both minor and major TBIs can result in physical, sensory, and cognitive symptoms. Physical symptoms include a loss of consciousness, headaches, nausea, fatigue, and a loss of coordination. Examples of sensory problems are blurred vision and a high sensitivity to light or sound. Common cognitive or mental symptoms include having trouble remembering things and frequent mood swings. Even if you or a loved one suffered a head injury and don’t suffer from any of these symptoms, you should still always see a doctor. No matter the severity, any blow to the head can have long-term effects on your health and your doctor should always know about any injuries as soon as possible.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs contribute to nearly a third of all injury deaths. They are also very costly to treat. Depending on the severity of the TBI, a victim may need to pursue long-term medical care, surgery, and rehabilitation. TBIs can also include emotional costs and work costs.

If you or a loved one suffered a TBI as a result of someone’s negligence, please contact us at Mauriello Law Offices. We are here to help you win proper compensation against the high financial costs associated with TBIs. TBIs should be treated seriously and we will work with you to help you earn the monetary and emotional awards you deserve.