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How Does TBI Affect The Brain?

After experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may feel confused, disoriented and unsure of your next steps. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal process as you seek compensation for your damages.

At Downs Law Firm, we have spent several years helping clients who survived traumatic brain injuries. We also keep abreast of new medical research so that we can provide our clients with new treatment options, connect them with the right resources and provide answers to their questions.

What Happens In The Brain After A TBI?

TBIs usually result from trauma to the head. Examples include car crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, violent blows or items falling on the head. Medical professionals categorize TBIs into two types: mild and severe. Mild brain injuries involve disorientation or loss of consciousness for under 30 minutes. For brain injuries to be considered severe, this period must last longer than 30 minutes.

Even a mild injury can have long-lasting effects on the survivor, including:

  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Change in personality
  • Fatigue

TBI Can Have Long-Lasting, Unexpected Effects

Even though the symptoms of brain injuries may not appear immediately after an injury, they can last for a lifetime. Physical challenges associated with traumatic brain injuries are just a part of a bigger ordeal. TBIs can lead to:

  • Exorbitant hospital bills for medical treatment
  • Inability to work
  • Emotional suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment in life

Have You Suffered A TBI? Talk With A Lawyer.

If an accident caused your head injury and it has affected your brain, you should speak with the lawyer at Downs Law Firm. To get your free consultation to discuss your TBI, contact our offices or Bastrop or Monroe. You can call us at 318-284-8551 or contact us by sending an email. We can represent clients in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.


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