How Traumatic Brain Injuries Affect Victims

How Traumatic Brain Injuries Affect Victims

There are a number of different injuries that individuals can sustain as a result of someone else’s negligence, such as broken bones, lacerations, and more. However, there are few more severe and longer lasting than a traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most dangerous, often resulting in long-term medical issues that require treatment, lifelong care, and more. For victims, the TBI may be categorized in three different ways. Here are some of the symptoms based on each category.

Mild TBIs

Mild traumatic brain injuries are some of the more common because they can happen relatively easily. The symptoms may often include a brief loss of consciousness or confusion. Mild TBIs won’t show any abnormal readings on a brain scan, and people will typically only be diagnosed if a change in mental status occurs when the injury happens.

Moderate TBIs

These are slightly more dangerous than mild TBIs, often resulting in loss of consciousness lasting a few minutes to a few hours. The victim may also be confused for a few days or a couple of weeks and their cognitive abilities may be impaired for some time.

Severe TBIs

Severe TBIs are most commonly categorized for crushing blows or penetration wounds to the head. It can cause severe and long-term damage—or even be life threatening. Severe TBIs can have a significant impact on the victim’s cognitive and behavioral abilities to the point of them needing long-term care.

Some individuals may suffer even more severe traumatic brain injuries which may leave the individual in a coma or in a vegetative state.

At Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., our Springfield traumatic brain injury attorneys fully understand how dangerous these types of injuries are and how difficult it can be to move forward. Our goal is to guide you through the process so you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal matters.

Over the past 45+ years, we have helped our clients seek the compensation they need, resulting in billions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients. Trust that we are ready to help you seek the justice you deserve.

Call us today at (417) 855-2022 to discuss your potential case.