A traumatic brain injury, otherwise known as a TBI, can happen to anyone in the blink of an eye. TBI is a term that is used to describe brain dysfunction caused by a sudden external physical force. The brain consists of billions of fibers on the microscopic level, which are suspended in a cerebrospinal fluid. Impact with the inner surface of the skull, which is made up of pronounced bony structures and ribbing, can cause tearing and/or bruising to the brain resulting in brain damage or dysfunction. This type of injury can occur from a variety of causes including:
- Slip and fall
- Automobile collisions - including car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accidents
- Sports injuries
- Combat injuries
- On the job injuries
What Are The Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury can often result in long term complications and affect your day to day life for weeks, months, or even years after your accident. These injuries can be categorized as mild, or moderate to severe, and can have physical, sensory, and cognitive effects. These symptoms can be immediately apparent, or it may take days or weeks for symptoms to appear. Here are some symptoms that may be associated with a TBI:
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms:
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Depression or anxiety
Moderate to Severe Brain Injury Symptoms:
- Persistent headache
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- Weakness/numbness in fingers or toes
- Slurred speech
- Nausea or vomiting
What do I do after a head trauma or brain injury?
If you, or someone you know, have suffered a head trauma or brain injury, it is important to contact a brain injury lawyer in Chicago to discuss your options. By consulting a brain injury lawyer in Chicago, you can make sure you receive experienced representation from an attorney who knows how to navigate this complex process well beyond the written law. Here at the Law Offices of Mark J Shuman and Associates, we can help you get the diagnosis, treatment and compensation you deserve. We offer initial consultations at no charge, and work on a contingent fee basis, which means if you don't win, there is no charge for our services. Call today
for your free consultation and see how we can help you in this time of need.