Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can range in severity depending on the nature
of an initial injury. While mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions
result from less serious impacts than severe TBI, which results in a loss
of consciousness of 30 minutes or more, all
brain injuries have the potential to adversely affect victims and result in a range of
symptoms that can persist for weeks, months, or even longer.
From headaches and feelings of confusion to sensitivity to light and sound,
nausea, and feelings of anxiety and depression, the effects of a brain
injury are largely unpredictable, and a matter that varies from victim
to victim. While symptoms may be unpredictable, they can have a considerable
impact on the cognitive abilities of a victim, as well as their abilities
to handle daily tasks and work productively to earn a living. Chief among
these is memory loss.
According to medical research, memory impairment is a common consequence
of brain injuries. When there is trauma in the brain, research shows,
it can affect the way memory is retained and accessed for later use. Following
injuries and trauma, transient memory disruption is common, and it can
affect the way victims are able to access important information stored
in the brain, as well as their short term memory. However, this symptom
is reversible, and victims often note that their memory improves over
time as they heal and recover.
Unfortunately, some brain injuries can have a lasting impact on memory.
This is especially true in cases of severe TBI, which can result from
commercial truck accidents, and other serious events of trauma. It is also a symptom associated with
repetitive head injuries, as illustrated by former NFL and football athletes
who have been found to face increased risks of memory impairment and conditions
such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Ultimately, victims of brain injuries require monitoring from medical professionals,
various cognitive treatments, and time in order to recover from memory
loss or learn to live with lasting memory impairments. During this time,
it may be difficult for them to handle daily tasks like driving, or to
work and earn wages. Fortunately, our civil justice system provides pathways
through which they can recover compensation for these losses, as well
as other damages that may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Help for Brain Injury Victims
At Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C., our San Antonio personal injury lawyers focus
on representing victims who suffer serious and
catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Having seen the difficulties victims
face during their recoveries, we understand their need for full and fair
compensation. This is why we leverage over 100 years of combined experience,
as well as extensive resources and insight provided by two Board Certified
Personal Injury Trial Lawyers (Texas Board of Legal Specialization) to
hold at-fault parties accountable for the injuries caused by their negligence.
If you have questions about brain injuries and your rights following an
accident that could and should have been prevented,
contact our firm for a free consultation.