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Traumatic Brain Injuries and The Effects Behind Them

Headaches, dizziness, concussion, loss of consciousness, forgetfulness, depression and nausea are some of the symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, can be caused by blunt force to the head. According to the Centers for Disease Control, car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. Car accident victims who hit their heads on headrests, steering wheels, windows or windshields may have traumatic brain injuries. Even if a car accident victim does not hit their head, they could have a traumatic brain injury from the movement their head made at the time of impact.

A victim may not notice the signs of a traumatic brain injury for several days or even weeks. Even if a victim has a normal MRI or CT scan they could still have a traumatic brain injury or concussion. Doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries by evaluating the symptoms a patient is experiencing.

The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be permanent or long-term. Treatments for traumatic brain injuries may include medications, speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapy and, in severe cases, surgery.

If you or a loved one are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, you should:

Seek Medical Treatment:  A doctor may order MRIs and CT scans to determine if there are skull fractures, bruising, or swelling around the brain. A doctor will also review your symptoms to determine whether a traumatic brain injury is likely.

Document Symptoms: Keep track of your symptoms so that you can tell your doctor about headaches, memory problems, emotional problems, nausea, difficulty speaking, dizziness, or any other symptoms you are experiencing.

When you call our local Gonzalez, Prairieville, Baton Rouge, Louisiana personal injury law firm, you will speak with an experienced attorney absolutely FREE. Our attorneys will investigate every detail of your accident and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected.

At Gauthier Amedee, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Gauthier Amedee, we don’t get paid until you do. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, call Gauthier Amedee today at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.

Don’t delay. Get the help you need today with Gauthier Amedee.

 

 

 

March 1st, 2017