The brain is arguably the most important organ in the human body. Everything that makes us human is controlled by the brain – from being the command center for all of our movements to controlling feelings, thoughts, and memories. Injury to this vital organ can obviously impact a person’s way of life in so many ways.
Injuries to the brain are often resulting from a violent jolt to the head or body and can range on a scale from mild to severe. Even if an injury is deemed a “mild” brain injury, it is still quite serious. What can be complicated about recognizing a traumatic brain injury, is that symptoms could appear directly after the traumatic event, or days or weeks later. It is important to seek medical care immediately and continue treatment for the best chance of recovery.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injury fall under three categories:
Physical- headache, fatigue, dizziness and nausea
Sensory- sensitivity to light and blurred vision
Cognitive/behavioral- mood changes swings, memory and concentration problems, and loss of consciousness
Traumatic brain injuries are so complex and have so many possible outcomes that only your medical provider will be able to advise on specific treatments. With all traumatic brain injuries, it helps medical providers to know the details of the traumatic event or accident. If possible, writing down all details of the accident will help doctors diagnose and treat a patient. This information will also be helpful for your injury attorney when assessing your case.
These injuries are so impactful to the victims’ life, but also to the victims’ family. Depending on the severity, a traumatic brain injury could require a home to be made handicap accessible or a caregiver might be needed. If you have been injured because of the negligence of someone else, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney in South Jersey as soon as possible to get started on your case. Our team of trusted Cherry Hill injury lawyers provide consultations at not cost to assess your case.