Many people in the United States suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Whether you are a running back who took a bad hit during a football game or fell off a bike, a TBI can have many different sources. However, a brain injury is not like a muscle tear or a broken bone; a TBI can affect your brain in unforeseen ways. Symptoms include impairment of mental abilities, loss of memory, and even personality changes.
Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, represents many clients in traumatic brain injury lawsuits. If you would like to discuss legal representation, contact us for a free consultation. Our experienced Atlanta attorneys will review the details of your situation and determine if you have a case. In the following article, the team takes a deeper look into the causes and impact of traumatic brain injuries on daily life.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The CDC estimates that close to 1.5 million people in the United States experience the effects of TBI-related injuries each year. Traumatic brain injuries also impair over 5.3 million Americans and cause significant disabilities.
The brain is extremely complex and the effects of a traumatic brain incident result in a wide range of short-term or long-term symptoms. Some boxers, for instance, experience a condition called dementia pugilistica. Following one or many severe concussions, boxers can begin experiencing dementia and their mental ability will drastically decline. They can experience problems with memory, physical tremors, speech problems, and bouts of confusion.
Many professional athletes, including football players, can experience a variant of DP called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Stemming from repeated concussions, CTE can lead to impulsive behavior, diminished judgement, depression, and aggression.
However, you don’t have to be an athlete to experience the effects of traumatic brain injuries. For instance, TBI from a severe car accident can lead to numerous symptoms, including cognitive, behavioral, or mood issues.
Some victims can experience cognitive consequences, such as bouts of amnesia, a loss in concentration, or inabilities to recognize everyday items. Other victims could suffer from behavioral effects, including aggression, irritability, or anxiety.
Living with Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you believe you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, seek medical help immediately. During your appointment, explain your symptoms and the possible causes of your condition.
Your doctor will know the best way to properly handle your unique situation and recommend a course of rehabilitation. You may have some surgical options or daily exercises to help alleviate your symptoms.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation for Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries are an everyday reality for a significant part of our population. Long-term symptoms can cause chronic impairment of an inflicted individual.
If your or someone you love is the victim of TBI, contact an expert Georgia injury attorney to learn about your rights. Contact Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, today for a free consultation. Our office is in metro Atlanta off Abernathy Road.