Traumatic brain injuries may have many symptoms that affect your physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive abilities. Some of these effects may be long-term or possibly permanent. For example, many former professional football and hockey players have made the news recently, suing the NFL and NHL respectively due to permanent conditions such as early-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia due to blows to the head. Many veterans also suffer from permanent complications from brain injuries from explosions. However, some brain injuries that may seem relatively minor may still have significant effects on a regular person’s life. If you have suffered a brain injury, contact an experienced brain injury attorney in Fayette County for help today.
Traumatic brain injuries can happen from even a slight bump on the head, and the symptoms do not always manifest themselves right away. For these reasons, many people do not seek medical treatment because they are not immediately aware they have a brain injury. However, people with brain injuries may suffer the following symptoms:
- Difficulty expressing themselves or showing appropriate emotion
- Trouble following simple directions or completing tasks
- Dizziness, headaches, fatigue, insomnia
- Problems with balance, coordination, and strength
- Difficulty concentrating and focusing
- Struggling to comprehend text or speech
As you can imagine, all of these symptoms may make it difficult to continue with work, school, or even everyday activities. However, most of these symptoms are not physically apparent or visible to other people, and bosses or teachers may get frustrated with your struggles. Without a proper diagnosis or treatment, there may be no explanation for your difficulty. Even with a diagnosis, you may suffer symptoms for weeks, months, or even permanently. You may not be able to earn as good of a living as you once could.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury at the fault of someone else, it is important that you are properly compensated by the responsible party. Call an experienced brain injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation.