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The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

March 1st, 2017 Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, can be caused by blunt force to the head. Headaches, dizziness, concussion, loss of consciousness, forgetfulness, depression and nausea are some of the symptoms of traumatic brain injury.Car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Car accident victims who hit their head on steering wheels, headrests, windshields or windows may have traumatic brain injuries. Even if a victim does not hit their head during a car accident, they could have a traumatic brain injury from the movement their head made at the time of impact.

Unlike other injuries from car accidents, a victim may not notice the signs of a traumatic brain injury for several days or even weeks. Even if a victim has a normal MRI or CT scan they could still have a traumatic brain injury or concussion. Doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries by evaluating the symptoms a patient is experiencing.

The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be permanent or long-term. The treatment for traumatic brain injuries may include medications, speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapy and, in severe cases, surgery.

If you believe you or a loved one are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, you should:

Seek Medical Treatment:  A doctor may order MRIs and CT scans to determine if there are skull fractures, bruising, or swelling around the brain. A doctor will also review your symptoms to determine whether a traumatic brain injury is likely.

Document Symptoms: Keep track of your symptoms so that you can tell your doctor about headaches, memory problems, emotional problems, nausea, difficulty speaking, dizziness, or any other symptoms you are experiencing.

If you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, call Daggett Shuler Law right away at 336-724-1234. When you call, you will speak with an experienced Attorney absolutely FREE. We will review every detail of your accident at no cost to you, and fight hard to protect your rights.

When you call Daggett Shuler you can speak with an experienced Winston-Salem and Greensboro accident attorney for free. At Daggett Shuler Law, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and you owe us nothing until we recover for you.

Daggett Shuler Law – You Can Depend on Us

The attorneys at Daggett Shuler helped me with three different cases when I was injured on the job. In working with me on my worker’s compensation, personal injury and disability claims, they always kept me informed along the way with each claim. The paralegals at the firm were also extremely helpful and were always available to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend Daggett Shuler, as they were successful in winning all three of my cases.

Robert Dunman