Every year, millions of people in the U.S. sustain head and brain injuries. More than half of the types of personal injuries are bad enough that people must go to the hospital to seek professional medical help. The worst cases of these personal injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death.
Half of all traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are due to motor vehicle accidents. Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. Serious traumatic brain injuries need emergency treatment.
Treatment and outcome depend on the injury. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe personal injuries such as head or brain injuries usually need rehabilitation.
“Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later” -Mayo Clinic
For more information on the symptoms of traumatic brain injury visit the Mayo Clinic website.
Call Tulsa attorneys Gorospe and Smith today if you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury such as a traumatic brain injury due to some else’s negligence.