There are a variety of situations where traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may occur. A person who is involved in a car accident may experience a blow to the head, a slip and fall accident may cause someone to strike their head on the ground, or falling objects at a construction site may lead to head injuries, to name just a few examples. When brain injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, victims may be able to take legal action and pursue financial compensation. However, fully understanding the long-term effects of a TBI is not always easy. To ensure that they will be able to address their ongoing health issues, victims will want to understand how long their symptoms may be expected to affect them.
Effects of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
The types of symptoms a person may experience will often depend on the severity of a brain injury.
After a mild brain injury, a person may experience some immediate symptoms, but the full effects of an injury may not become known for multiple days or weeks. Symptoms may include headaches, confusion, problems with memory and concentration, fatigue, dizziness or problems with balance, and depression, anxiety, or mood swings. While these symptoms will usually last for no more than a few months, some people may experience more long-term effects that impact their quality of life.
Moderate or severe brain injuries are more likely to have long-lasting symptoms. In addition to the issues that can occur in mild brain injuries, a person may also experience significant memory loss, speech processing disorders that affect their ability to understand language or form words when speaking, problems with sensory processing such as sensitivity to light and sound, balance and coordination issues, and convulsions or seizures. A person may also experience ongoing mood disorders, personality changes, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These symptoms can persist for multiple months or years after an injury, and in some cases, they may affect a person for the rest of their life. If an injury results in brain damage, a person may experience intellectual disorders or other permanent disabilities.
Contact Our Appleton Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or a member of your family have suffered a traumatic brain injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd. can help you determine your legal options. We will work to help you receive compensation for the ways you have been affected, ensuring that you will be able to receive the proper medical care and provide for your family’s ongoing needs. Contact our Green Bay brain injury attorneys at 920-739-7366 to arrange a free consultation today.