Brain Injuries

After you or someone you love has experienced the devastation of an accident, the first thing you naturally do is make sure everyone is alright. But, some personal injuries aren’t as obvious as others, and brain injuries fall into that category. While it’s typical for most accidents to cause bumps, bruises, and scars, there are many times when the damage that has been done can’t be seen right away.

The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be catastrophic. Even the slightest of injuries can alter the course of your life forever. Injuries like this don’t just impact the person suffering. In fact, they often have a negative impact on the injured person's relationships. From family to work and social outings, everyone is affected.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by a blow to the head or sudden movements back & forth from the neck. Sometimes, the injury is mild and the brain is impacted for just a short period of time. Other times, the injury imposes a long-term or life-long effect. Some specific situations that can cause traumatic brain injury include:

  • Falls
  • Car accidents
  • Violence
  • Sports injuries
  • Explosions or combat injuries

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Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries may not be noticed right away. However, some symptoms can be noted by signs of bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, or other physical damage around the head. Signs of a brain injury aren’t just physical, though. There are also mental symptoms and sensory symptoms to look out for, and they can vary depending if the injured person is an adult or a child.

Physical Symptoms

  • Feeling dazed, confused, or losing consciousness
  • Headaches
  • Problems speaking
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty with sleep, significantly more or less than usual
  • Seizures
  • Loss of coordination
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Dilated pupils

Mental Symptoms

  • Difficulty with memory
  • Agitated, combative behavior
  • Depression, anxiousness
  • Slurred speech
  • Coma

Sensory Symptoms

  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in ears
  • Changes with smell or taste
  • Sensitivity to light or sound

Children’s Symptoms

  • Disinterest in playing
  • Lack of focus or ability to pay attention
  • Change in eating/nursing habits
  • Persistent need to be consoled
  • Seizures
  • Unusually high irritability; depression or sad mood
  • Change in sleep patterns

Issaquah, Washington Brain Injury Attorneys

If you believe you or someone you caring for has suffered a traumatic brain injury, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We have nearly 65 years of combined experience in working brain injury cases. We understand how sensitive and scary this time may be and will work hard to get you the justice you deserve. Your consultation is free. Contact us today.