A traumatic brain injury can turn your life upside down. Common causes of TBI include falls, car accidents, blows/assaults, sports injuries and explosive blasts. Often the force of the impact causes the brain to bruise and multiple bruises may result in swelling.
Fortunately, most people who suffer from TBI make a full recovery within a period of months. However, living with a TBI for even a little while can be painful and debilitating.
The most common physical symptoms of TBI include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Sensitivity to bright lights and loud sounds
- Impaired balance
One of the most painful aspects of any TBI, however, is that in addition to physical disturbances, victims also suffer from cognitive and psychosocial problems. Common cognitive and emotional symptoms associated with TBI include:
- Poor concentration
- Memory problems
- Poor judgment
While the symptoms of TBI can be difficult to handle, they aren't evidence of lasting brain damage. In fact, experiencing a few symptoms probably means that you're on the path to recovery. Most patients with mild brain injuries will make a full recovery in 3-6 months.
If you've suffered from a TBI caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering.Contact the Kyle Law Firm today to discuss your options in a free, confidential consultation with a San Marcos brain injury lawyer.