Many types of accidents, including car accidents and motorcycle accidents, can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). A traumatic brain injury may occur if the head hits or is hit by a hard object, or if a sharp object pierces the brain.
The phrase “traumatic brain injury” covers nearly all injuries to the brain, from mild to severe, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The symptoms of a TBI include headache, dizziness, confusion, blurred vision, and nausea or vomiting. The injury may also cause a person to lose consciousness.
Mild traumatic brain injuries often heal completely on their own, under the supervision of a physician. More severe injuries may require intensive therapy and rehabilitation before the patient recovers. In the most severe cases, a TBI can permanently change a person’s body and brain functions, causing such disabilities as the inability to speak, loss of motor control, or paralysis.
When a traumatic brain injury occurs, prompt and careful treatment offers a patient the best chance of recovery. However, treatment for TBIs and their resulting conditions can be expensive, and many severe brain injury victims suffer lifelong consequences.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident or car crash caused by another person’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced New Hampshire brain injury attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. to learn more about your legal rights and options. Call (888) 332-5855 today to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.