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A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Result in Significant Long-Term Complications

A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Result in Significant Long-Term Complications

If you’ve been injured in a car accident (or any accident) that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re undoubtedly going through an extremely difficult time. If that accident leads to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it’s more difficult still. TBIs, because they affect the brain, are not only extremely dangerous injuries but also have extremely unpredictable results that can easily lead to serious and long-lasting complications. If you’ve suffered a TBI in an accident caused by the negligence of another, you need experienced legal counsel. To schedule a free consultation with attorney Justin Bice, call our office today or contact us online.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by a physical force that whips the head back and forth on the neck or by a physical blow to the head. In fact, the Mayo Clinic identifies those accidents that are most closely associated with TBIs:

  • Falls
  • Vehicular accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, bike, and pedestrian accidents
  • Sports-related accidents

TBIs: The Statistics

While the severity of a TBI can vary widely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forwards two important statistics that pinpoint just how serious these injuries can be:

  1. About 30 percent of injury-related fatalities in the United States involve a TBI.
  2. Approximately 1.7 million Americans suffer TBIs each year, and of these, about 52,000 people die and about 275,000 people are hospitalized.

TBIs can be very serious indeed.

Far-Reaching Consequences

Think of your brain as your body’s command center. As such, even a minor injury to this carefully calibrated mechanism of control can have serious and long-lasting effects. TBIs can lead to alterations not only in your mental functioning but also in your senses, including your sense of smell and hearing, and in your language skills. These are all important components of what it is that makes you uniquely you. Some TBI sufferers have seizures that can become chronic. Many victims of traumatic brain injuries liken the effects to a “lost sense of self,” which puts a very fine point on just how far-reaching the consequences can be.

The Psychological Component

One of the most serious, difficult to cope with, and overarching consequences of TBIs is the psychological and emotional component. Many victims of these injuries find that they can no longer control their emotions in the old familiar ways, which can result in social isolation and can lead to serious depression and other mental health issues. These complications can also have significant consequences for the victim’s family members and loved ones, thus affecting the sufferer’s very support system. All told, the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injuries are difficult to overstate.

If Someone Else’s Negligence Has Left You with a TBI, Schedule a Consultation with a South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Traumatic Brain Injuries are serious injuries that can negatively affect your life far into the future. At Bice Law, we’re dedicated to aggressively advocating for the compensation to which you are entitled. To schedule a free case evaluation with attorney Justin Bice please contact or call us at 803-639-8777 today.

 

 

 

 

 

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