Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a victim suffers a blow to the head or a penetration injury to the skull. Kentucky residents can become victims of these often serious injuries when they are involved in car accidents, work-related incidents and many other forms of negligence-based events. While the term, “traumatic brain injury” relates to a general form of harm that a victim may suffer, not all TBI’s are the same. This post will discuss how different levels of TBI present different symptoms and problems.
For example, a mild-TBI injury may have short-term symptoms that disappear relatively quickly after a victim’s accident. Symptoms associated with mild-TBI, which includes, but are not limited to, loss of consciousness for only a few seconds, normal imaging of the brain after the accident and short-term memory loss that endures for only a brief period of time.
A moderate TBI may have more serious symptoms. They may include memory problems that last up to a full day after the victim’s accident, abnormalities on the victim’s brain imaging and scans, as well as the loss of consciousness for more than an hour. A severe TBI may involve long-term memory and consciousness loss and abnormal findings on the victim’s brain scans.
This post is not intended to provide its readers with any medical or legal advice. Its purpose is to provide readers with a general scope of information regarding how the serious injury of TBI may vary from individual to individual. After suffering a TBI or other catastrophic injury it can be beneficial to a victim to seek legal counsel on their rights and possible options for recovering their accident and injury-related losses from the party that caused their harm.