An impact to the head that is forceful enough to disorder brain function causes a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). During an auto collision, a person's head can strike an object, such as the headrest or steering wheel with enough force to cause TBI; even the rapid, back-and-forth movement that causes whiplash can be violent enough to cause Traumatic Brain Injury. About 1.4 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury every year.
The symptoms can range from headaches to coma and death. The symptoms depend upon the part of the brain that was injured. There could be permanent damage to the part that controls thinking, reasoning, speech, and memory. Behavioral and emotional changes are likely symptoms as well.
A doctor will not diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury when the patient does not relate the short term memory loss, personality change, or other symptoms. It is important to relate your symptoms including what your family members have observed.
If you or a loved one suffered a head injury, seek immediate medical assistance. If you are one of these people and your brain injury was caused by negligence, call The Law Office of Todd Rash for a free consultation.
To schedule your initial consultation, contact the Law Office of Todd Rash, 817-808-2247.