Head Injuries Often Result In Traumatic Brain Injuries

All sorts of accidents result in head injuries. Even seemingly minor accidents involving a blow to the head can result in what is known as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. TBI is defined as any head injury that has an impact on how the brain functions. Such injuries can range from any blow to the head to a severe injury that results in physical penetration of the brain. Most injuries that lead to TBI are the result of some kind of accident.

If you suffer a blow to the head that might have been caused by someone else’s negligence that results in TBI, contact the California personal injury attorneys of Maire & Deedon.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Are More Common Than You Think

A traumatic brain injury need not result in serious, permanent brain damage, although that certainly is possible. In fact, mild TBIs are pretty common and often are not even diagnosed or treated. Considering that there are about two million TBIs each year that get treated – or at least reported – that points toward a significant number of TBIs annually, considering how many likely are not diagnosed or reported.

Most of these are considered mild, meaning that a person suffered a blow to the head that caused disorientation or possibly even brief unconsciousness. This could include falls, sports injuries, or any number of other causes. If you get hit in the head somehow and feel “woozy,” that likely would be considered a mild TBI. Mild TBIs include minor concussions. Usually, the symptoms go away in a few days. However, mild TBIs also can consist of more severe concussions, in which case the symptoms may persist for longer periods, particularly if you don’t seek treatment.

While the majority of people suffering mild TBI recover completely within three months of the injury, as many as 20% of people suffering even a mild TBI have symptoms that continue for six months or more, including problems with memory, cognitive issues, or depression. Serious TBIs can result in significant long-lasting problems, including issues that require long-term, or even life-long, medical care. Generally, a severe TBI involves a head injury resulting in a loss of consciousness for 30 minutes or more. Such injuries can cause permanent brain damage or even death in extreme cases.

The most severe TBIs involve penetration of the skull into the brain. These often are the result of traffic accidents or suicide attempts. Overall, falls are the leading cause of all TBIs, but traffic accidents and self-inflicted injuries also are among the leading causes. Sports injuries are also among the top causes of TBIs, although these types tend to result in mild TBIs.

If You Have Suffered A TBI Resulting From Someone Else’s Negligence, Talk To The Attorneys of Maire & Deedon

Even a mild TBI can have long-lasting consequences with accompanying impacts on your life. If you have suffered a TBI in an accident, you should get in touch with the Redding, CA, personal injury attorneys of Maire & Deedon. We have the expertise to determine what your options are. Our attorneys can help you seek compensation for your injuries and other damages that you are entitled to.