Thanks to developments in medical science over the last several years, we now have a much better understanding of head injuries and their consequences. We have learned that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur more frequently than previously thought, and even minor head injuries can have serious, long-term effects on your health.
Your health is important. If you’ve been injured in an accident and have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result, the Las Vegas TBI attorneys at Paul Padda Law can help. We provide our clients with aggressive legal representation as we fight for them to win the fair compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation of your case, contact us today at (702) 366-1888 to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a TBI as a “disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.” TBIs can range from mild to severe. Minor concussions are considered mild brain injuries, indicated by a brief change in the functioning of the brain. Severe traumatic brain injuries are typically marked by an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss.
A Broad Spectrum of Symptoms
TBIs aren’t always easy to diagnose, because the symptoms can be subtle and diverse. To further complicate matters, many of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury do not manifest themselves right away.
For these reasons, it is imperative that you see a doctor if you suspect that you have suffered a TBI, especially if you suffered any loss of consciousness. Left untreated, your injury could get worse or result in permanent damage. Listen to your body, and don’t assume that your symptoms will go away on their own.
While many symptoms of a TBI are subtle, brain injuries often do present themselves physically. Generally speaking, more serious brain injuries present increasingly severe symptoms, but even minor traumatic brain injuries cause physical symptoms. Some common physical symptoms you may be experiencing if you have suffered a TBI include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Loss of balance
- Loss of sleep
- Sensitivity to light and noise
Cognitive symptoms of a TBI include:
- Cloudy or foggy thinking
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
Given the nature of these symptoms, many people doubt themselves and think they are just having an off day. Memory loss, however, is a strong indicator that you have suffered a TBI. You should see a doctor right away if you are having difficulty recalling the events before or after your accident.
Traumatic brain injuries can also manifest themselves in psychological symptoms. These symptoms are subjective in nature, but are every bit as serious as other types of symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the following, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor for a thorough examination:
- Mood swings
- Unexplained anxiety
- Severe irritability
Contact a Las Vegas TBI Lawyer for Help Today
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should seek professional help. The consequences of a brain injury can affect the rest of your life. At Paul Padda Law, we can help you navigate the claims process so that you can get the compensation you deserve. Call us at (702) 366-1888, or reach out through the online form to schedule a free case consultation.