Mark Roman | August 4, 2017 | Brain Injuries
Since 1996, Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers has represented clients in personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is important to file a claim for compensation as soon as possible. Traumatic brain injuries require extensive medical care, and we can discuss your options and represent you as you seek a favorable solution.
Here Are 5 Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries:
1. They can affect your senses.
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, your physical senses may be altered. This could hinder your ability to interpret touch, movement, temperature, and limb position. In addition, TBIs can affect your sense of smell, vision, and hearing. Patients have also reported a decreased ability to taste. TBIs may cause blindness, blurred vision, involuntary eye movements, and light sensitivity. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and an increased sensitivity to sounds and loud noises are also symptoms of TBIs.
2. They can affect your emotions and personality.
Traumatic brain injuries have caused patients to experience changes in emotions. Common emotional symptoms include depression, anxiety, confusion, and irritability. TBIs can also affect a patient’s personality. For example, patients who were moderately calm and easygoing before their brain injury have been known to exhibit anger, unpredictable behavior, and rapid mood swings after their injury. TBIs can cause bleeding or swelling in different portions of the brain. This may lead to temporary, and sometimes permanent, changes in emotion and personality.
3. About 40% of TBIs are caused by falls.
According to the Centers for Disease Control Injury Prevention Center, slip and fall accidents cause the majority of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Physical assault, car accidents, sports accidents, and other forms of blunt force trauma can also cause brain injuries.
4. It is possible to have a TBI and not know it.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury usually appear right away. However, sometimes they take days or even weeks after the initial injury to show. Thus, a patient may not even realize that he or she has a traumatic brain injury until well after the initial incident has occurred.
5. No two TBIs are alike.
The human brain is still a mystery to modern science. Because TMIs affect the brain, it is impossible to prescribe a single treatment for every case. Just as each patient is different, each brain injury is different, and two similar TBIs may have drastically different effects. Thus, it is important for medical treatment plans to focus on meeting the patient’s specific needs.
Contact the Clearwater Brain Injury Law Firm of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for Help Today
For more information, please contact the legal team of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation with a brain injury lawyer in Clearwater. We have five convenient locations in Florida: Clearwater, New Port Richey, and Tampa.
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Clearwater Office
1811 N. Belcher Road, Suite I-1
Clearwater, FL 33765
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Clearwater, FL 33763
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Tampa Office
6601 Memorial Hwy Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33615
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – New Port Richey Office
2515 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL, 34655