Leading Tampa Car Accident Lawyers Shed Light on Hidden Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are often more difficult to detect than you may think
In recent years, injuries sustained by professional sports players have drawn widespread attention to traumatic brain injury. For some time, doctors have recognized a link between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and degenerative brain diseases. After several recent, high-profile criminal incidents involving professional athletes, commentators also have begun to link these injuries to dramatic changes in behavior that may precipitate domestic violence, assault, or homicide.
Accidents are the leading cause for traumatic brain injuries
While the issue has taken center stage in professional sports, millions of people suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year. Whether the result of an automobile accident, slip and fall, or other accident which results in a head trauma, these injuries can lead to severe and immediate disabilities. Many are long term, requiring extensive and expensive medical care.
An often overlooked reality is that many traumatic brain injuries have hidden symptoms. In addition to behavioral changes, traumatic brain injuries can cause:
- Memory loss;
- Concentration problems;
- Neurodegenerative diseases;
- Sensory problems; or
- Severe headaches and migraines.
An individual suffering from a traumatic brain injury, therefore, may appear from the outside to function normally. In some instances, the injured person may not even realize he or she is suffering from a brain injury. Symptoms may go unrecognized or undiagnosed for months—even years. Given the prevalence of individuals with hidden symptoms, the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania has described traumatic brain injury as the Silent Epidemic. Impacting more than 1.5 million Americans each year, legal disputes over a traumatic brain injury are common.
A TBI can be devastating both to the victim and their family. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else's negligence, contact our experienced Tampa accident attorneys today for help at 877-728-9653
The Tampa accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. are well-versed in handling accident cases involving traumatic brain injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured, call our accident attorneys at 877-728-9653, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Whether disabilities resulting from traumatic brain injuries are apparent at the outset or hidden, this litigation can be very complicated. Individuals involved in an accident should seek thorough medical care, even if nothing appears wrong at the outset. Our Tampa brain injury attorneys are dedicated to helping you and your family secure the maximum compensation possible from negligent parties.
We assist those injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents and all types of personal injury matters. We have 5 convenient Tampa Bay area offices to serve you, including Clearwater, Tampa, Bradenton,New Port Richey and Spring Hill.