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Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Have Life-altering Consequences

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Have Life-altering Consequences

Any accident in which a person’s head is injured may produce a traumatic brain injury. The most common type of traumatic brain injury is concussion, which occurs when a blow to the head bruises the brain. Skull fractures, jaw injuries, and objects that pierce the skull or brain may also cause traumatic brain injuries.

Even a mild traumatic brain injury needs immediate medical care in order to prevent further injury and maximize the patient’s chances of recovery. Mild concussions or other injuries often have symptoms like head pain, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, and/or confusion. Neck or back pain may also be present, especially if the injury occurred during a car crash or a slip and fall accident. The injured person may not remember the event that caused the injury, but the person should be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible if a head injury is suspected.

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries may cause unconsciousness, seizures, or weakness, numbness, or tingling in one or more body areas. The person may be in severe pain or unable to stop vomiting. If severe traumatic brain injuries are not treated quickly, they can result in paralysis, loss of coordination or balance, loss of memory, or mood disorders. Some traumatic brain injuries are fatal.

Medical care should always be the first priority after any accident. Once a patient is stable, however, it’s wise to consult with a San Jose brain injury attorney with experience in representing people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. At Van der Walde & Associates, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you determine what caused a brain injury and hold any negligent parties responsible for their actions. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (800) 900-0863.