traumatic brain injury, Wisconsin Personal Injury LawyerAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of 1.7 million individuals suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on an annual basis in the United States and require medical treatment. Of those TBI victims, an estimated 275, 000 require extended hospitalization. Nearly 52, 000 do not survive.

Even if a victim does survive, he or she may require extensive treatment for injuries sustained—injuries which can greatly impact a victim's life.

Signs and Symptoms Can Vary

Almost every traumatic brain injury is different and the injuries can range from a concussion to severe damage to brain tissue. Whether you suffer a minor or severe TBI, however, you may experience one or several physical, cognitive, and emotional signs and symptoms. These signs and symptoms include:

  • Chronic headaches;

  • Balance and coordination issues;

  • Trouble with oral or written comprehension and communication;

  • Irritability or moodiness;

  • Vomiting and nausea;

  • Trouble focusing or concentrating;

  • Slurred speech;

  • Disorientation;

  • Confusion;

  • Loss of consciousness;

  • Memory issues;

  • Irregular sleep patterns;

  • Vision problems; and

  • Challenges understanding and following directions.

Many of these signs and symptoms can have a significant effect on a person's ability to work, learn, or even perform the simplest daily tasks. In addition, TBI victims are often instructed to rest—both physically and mentally—for an extended period of time while the brain injury heals.

Negligence Can Lead to TBI

A person can suffer a TBI due to the negligence or intentional act of another party. Examples of incidents that commonly lead to a brain injury include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents;

  • Pedestrian accidents;

  • Bicycle accidents;

  • Slips, trips, and falls;

  • Falls from heights;

  • Sports injuries;

  • Construction injuries; and

  • Assaults.

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury at the fault of someone else, you deserve to fully recover for all of your TBI-related losses, including all expenses related to medical treatments, lost wages due to the inability to work during recovery, physical pain, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Your possible recovery will depend on the nature and severity of your TBI and the treatment that was necessary in your case. Even if you only suffered a relatively minor TBI, it is always a good idea to discuss your case with an attorney.

An Experienced Appleton and Green Bay Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Recover

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, the dedicated Appleton personal injury attorneys and Green Bay personal injury attorneys at the [[title]] understand that you may have a long road ahead of you to get back to normal life. For this reason, we always strive to make the legal process run as smoothly and efficiently as possible so that you can focus on your physical health. We have offices conveniently located in Oshkosh, Appleton, and Green Bay and consultations are always free. Please do not delay in calling one of our experienced brain injury attorneys today at 920-739-7366.