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A brain injury occurs when there is damage to brain cells. These injuries can be caused by trauma, strokes, or tumors. More than 2 million Americans suffer from brain injuries every year. These injuries can range from mild to severe.

There are two main types of brain injury: traumatic and acquired. A traumatic brain injury is caused by an external force, such as a blow to the head from a sports injury, that causes the brain around. An acquired brain injury is associated with pressure on the brain and can come from a tumor, illness, or stroke.

Brain injuries can also be caused by someone’s negligence. If you suffered a brain injury due to a car accident, slip and fall, premises liability accident, workplace accident, or some other incident, you may be able to receive compensation. Allen Law Firm can assess your damages and guide you through the process. Contact a lawyer today to schedule a consultation.

Signs of Brain Injury

Brain injuries can cause a wide range of symptoms, depending on the severity. They include physical issues such as:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Unconsciousness

There can also be cognitive issues such as:

  • Memory loss
  • Shortened attention span
  • Difficulty processing information
  • Impaired decision-making ability
  • Difficulty in expressing thoughts
  • Difficulty understanding others

Behavioral and emotional symptoms may include:

  • Irritability
  • Lack of patience
  • Extreme stress
  • Increased aggressiveness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Perceptual issues are also common, such as:

  • Change in vision or hearing
  • Inability to smell and taste
  • Balance issues
  • Heightened sensitivity to pain
  • Inability to sense time

Treatment for Brain Injuries

Mild brain injuries typically do not require much more than pain medications and rest. More severe injuries may require special medications such as anti-seizure and coma-inducing drugs.

In some cases, emergency surgery may be needed to minimize damage to the brain. Surgery can remove hematomas, repair skull fractures, and stop bleeding in the brain.

A significant brain injury will affect various parts of the body and therefore require rehabilitation. A person may need help with walking, talking, or performing other daily activities. Rehabilitation will depend on what part of the brain was damaged. Various therapists may be needed to help a person regain physical and mental function. A person may even be able to return to the workplace.

Recovery can be long, though. While some people improve over time, many brain injury victims suffer from lifelong effects. Those with a severe brain injury have a higher likelihood of dying over the next few years.

Contact Allen Law Firm Today

Brain injuries can result in long-term effects. A person may not be able to work or even perform basic tasks such as eating or getting dressed.

Allen Law Firm can help you obtain compensation for the effects you have suffered from your brain injury. Our Monterey brain injuries lawyers have decades of experience with all types of personal injuries. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (831) 901-3901 or filling out the online form.

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