Traumatic brain injuries are notorious for their unpredictable nature and
for the tremendous impact they can have on the lives of victims and their
loved ones. While
brain injuries can range in severity in much the same way as other types of injuries,
all types of head trauma have the potential to disrupt daily life, require
long recoveries, and raise concerns about the future risks of victims.
Mild traumatic brain injuries are a common form of TBI that occur when
there is blunt trauma or when rapid acceleration or deceleration forces
cause the brain to move within the skull. The term “mild”
is used to describe the initial trauma responsible for the injury, but
it does not speak to how severe the consequences can be for victims. This
is a critical misconception all brain injury victims should understand
in order to obtain the evaluation and treatment they need.
At The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, our Austin personal injury lawyers have
extensive experience advocating on behalf of victims who suffered brain
injuries in all types of accidents, including
workplace accidents, and more. If you or someone you love has recently experienced a head
injury as the result of an accident, we strongly encourage you to seek
a timely medical evaluation and to contact us to learn more about your
Because mild traumatic brain injuries can have a considerable impact on
one’s quality of life, it is critical for victims and their families
to recognize some of the symptoms and warning signs that can accompany
head trauma. When these symptoms arise, victims should speak to a doctor
and seek appropriate treatment.
Common symptoms of mild TBI include:
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Visual problems
- Difficulties with memory, attention, or concentration
- Difficulties sleeping
- Dizziness, nausea, and difficulties with balance
- Changes in mood, including irritability and depression
It is important to note that brain injuries are highly unpredictable in
nature, and symptoms can manifest differently among different people.
The duration that a person can experience symptoms of a mild TBI can also
range, but typically are resolved in a few months. Some people may experience
symptoms for longer than six months, and most will see dissipate within
a year. Additionally, it can be difficult to properly diagnose mild TBI
based on symptoms alone, which is why seeking a medical evaluation after
experiencing head trauma is always important.
Our legal team has seen the impact brain injuries can have on victims first
hand, which is why we always encourage victims to seek a proper medical
evaluation as soon as they can. This is critical to ruling out more severe
injuries and complications, including hemorrhaging of the brain, and to
receiving the medical monitoring and appropriate care.
If you or someone you love has recently suffered a head injury caused by
the negligence of another, you may have the right to pursue financial
compensation for your damages, which includes any medical expenses from
seeking evaluations and treatment, lost work wages, your pain and suffering,
and more. The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC can help you learn more about your
rights, whether you might have a valid claim, and what we can do to guide
you through the personal injury process during a free consultation.
Place your confidence in an experienced firm with a record of success fighting
for the injured and the wronged throughout Austin and the state of Texas.
Contact us to discuss your case.