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Potential signs of a traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury could happen in a car accident, a fall, a sporting accident and in many other ways. Some TBIs are closed-head injuries, while others are open injuries. There can be various levels of severity, and the specific part of the brain that was injured plays a big role in the potential symptoms that someone will see.

But regardless of the details of that TBI, it’s always best for those who have gotten injured to talk to medical professionals and get proper care. These are very difficult injuries to diagnose without the help of medical professionals. What symptoms should people look for to determine if they have suffered a TBI or not?

Memory issues

In many cases, people will not remember the traumatic event in which they were injured. They may also struggle with either long-term or short-term memory moving forward, often depending on the part of the brain that was injured.

Physical issues

A TBI can also lead to significant physical problems. Someone may struggle with balance and coordination. They may lack fine motor skills. They may have to relearn things like how to talk or how to walk.

Sensory changes

A TBI can often lead to sensory issues that complicate a person’s life. They may be excessively sensitive to lights and sounds, for instance, which can in turn lead to issues like increased irritability or even depression.

Cognitive changes

Finally, there can be mental issues after a brain injury. Some people have language problems like not being able to find the right word. They may struggle to do complex mathematical equations. Often, it just seems like their brain isn’t able to process information as quickly and efficiently as it could before.

All of these changes can be life-altering. Those who have been hurt due to the negligence of others need to know how to seek financial compensation.