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The Hard Hitting Facts On Brain Injuries

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Brain injuries can be hard to detect, and they often have devastating consequences. Our attorneys see traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) most often resulting from motor vehicle accidents, but TBIs can be caused by a seemingly short fall or even a rough tackle on the football field. Because brain injuries can be inconspicuous, everyone should be aware of the signs and effects, and be especially attentive after an accident occurs.

An article on TraumaticBrainInjury.com explains that our brains can be injured by a skull-fracturing blow or it can be injured from hitting the inside of the skull as our head experiences a sudden movement or impact. Falls are the most common reason for hospitalization or death with a TBI, according to the CDC, followed by hits to the head, motor vehicle accidents, and assaults. Below is a chart from the CDC website that shows the causes of a TBI by age range.

brain injuries graph

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If you have suffered any kind of hit to the head or sudden impact, be on the lookout for the following signs of a brain injury given by the CDC.

  • Difficulty thinking clearly, concentrating, or remembering
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness, nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Balance problems
  • Loss of energy
  • Increased irritability, sadness, or anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping

The CDC states that most TBI cases are mild, often just a common concussion that will resolve itself in a few days or weeks at most, but each additional mild brain injury “can result in cumulative neurological and cognitive deficits.” The effects can even “be catastrophic or fatal” if a person sustains several head injuries in a short period of time. It is recommended that anyone with a TBI gets plenty of rest and avoid driving and vigorous activities (contact sports, operating heavy machinery, etc.) until they feel themselves again.

It can take days, months or longer to recover from a traumatic brain injury. In the meantime, your quality of life and financial situation also take a hit. At Sperling Law Offices LLC, we have the skill, experience and professional network to construct the strongest possible case when severe head trauma results from a negligent or intentional act. Our attorneys work closely with you to fully understand how your head injury has affected your life. If you or a family member is suffering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury, we are here to help enforce your legal rights and fight for a full and fair recovery. Call 414-273-7777 or visit MilwaukeeLawFirm.com for more information.