Most people would think of a brain injury occurring when a person strikes their head on an object such as a steering wheel of a car, or the ground. But brain injuries can also occur if the person’s body is sufficiently moved, causing the brain to shift within the person’s skull. In either scenario, one thing is true: brain injuries are very serious and can lead to a lifetime of complications.
Brain injuries can occur in a variety of accidents, including car crashes, slip or trip and falls (such as falling down a staircase or falling backwards), bicycle accidents (especially if the victim is not wearing a helmet).
Brain injuries can manifest in many different forms. Common symptoms include headaches, vomiting, dizziness and vertigo, a sudden loss of vision or hearing, issues with sleep, focus and memory. In persons who have pre-existing brain injuries such as prior concussions, a new brain injury can compound the prior injuries, creating new issues including depression, anger, and worsening memory loss. When brain injuries are severe enough, they can even change a person’s behavior and personality, making them more prone to impulsiveness and irritability, changing a previously calm and focused person into someone entirely new.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a brain injury following a crash or other accident, the attorneys at KTL are ready to help. Our team has an extensive background in brain injury cases, and will be there every step of the way to navigate you through the process.