Traumatic Brain Injury
Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer
The brain accounts for just two percent of an adult's body weight. However, the brain uses 18 percent of all the energy the body uses at rest.
Our brains define us as individuals. Every emotion, thought, sight, smell, sound, and taste experienced by each of us depends on the proper function of the brain. How we relate to our families, friends, and co-workers depends on our brain.
Sadly, each year thousands of people suffer from irreparable brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries (or TBIs) are caused most often by falls and car wrecks. TBIs also occur as a result of violence. Approximately 1.7 million people suffer a TBI each year. Even a "good outcome" after a TBI may involve reduced intellectual productivity and pyschoneurological changes that never improve.
TBIs are caused by a blow to the head (either direct or indirect), by an object that penetrates the brain, or by acceleration-deceleration movement (a whiplash type motion). For example, with sudden acceleration or deceleration, the brain keeps moving after the skull stops, and the brain collides with the skull.
Loss of consciousness is not required to sustain a TBI. Often, diagnostic imaging (such as a CT-Scan or MRI) will not show a TBI.
Physical signs and symptoms of a TBI include: headache, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, dizziness, visual problems, fatigue, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to noise, numbess or tingling, or feeling dazed or stunned.
Cognitive signs and symptoms of a TBI include: feeling mentally "foggy," difficulty with concentration, memory problems, forgetfulness, and confusion.
Emotional signs and symptoms of a TBI include: depression, anxiety, irritability, sadness, more emotional, and nervousness.
Sleep is often affected by a TBI. Problems with sleep include: drowsiness, sleeping less than usual, sleeping more than usual, trouble falling asleep, and trouble staying asleep.
Often, persons who suffer from a TBI are unable to work. Most persons with a TBI who are able to work see a reduction in their earnings and a reduced worklife expectancy.
Have you suffered a traumatic brain injury? Call us today!
An Albuquerque personal injury attorney from the Law Office of James H. Wood will be able to help in your case involving traumatic brain injury. If you have suffered traumatic brain injury it is imperative that you seek the legal aid of a member of our legal team immediately. Our firm has handled numerous
personal injury cases with many victories to our credit. We have over 20 years of combined experience, and our firm offers a free consultation as well as contingent fee agreements. We have handled many cases successfully in the past, and we can help you in whatever personal injury case you may have.
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