Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have symptoms that appear immediately or after a period of hours or weeks. People who suffer a TBI may lose consciousness, struggle to communicate, undergo mood swings, develop sensory problems, have difficulty concentrating, and more.
In addition to the potentially devastating symptoms of TBIs, medical bills can accumulate quickly following such an injury. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI because of the actions or negligence of another person, Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC can help. Our Englishtown brain injury lawyers will fight to get you the care and compensation you deserve.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Symptoms of TBIs may appear immediately, but some may not manifest until hours, days, or even weeks after the injury. The symptoms often depend on the severity of the trauma and the region of the brain that was injured. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, seek medical care immediately.
Potential traumatic brain injury symptoms include:
- Disorientation and confusion
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dilated pupils
- Blurred vision
- Loss of balance
- Memory loss
- Communication problems
- Sensory issues
- Ringing in the ears
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
This list is not exhaustive, and people who suffer a TBI may not experience all of these symptoms. However, if you or someone around you is experiencing these issues, immediate medical treatment is necessary.
What is a Lucid Interval?
One reason why TBIs are so dangerous is the so-called "lucid interval." This is when, after a severe traumatic brain injury that involved a loss of consciousness, a person shows no symptoms and appears completely fine. This can last for up to several hours.
However, someone in a lucid interval needs immediate medical care. They are in danger. They may be suffering from an epidural hematoma, or bleeding between the skull and the outer membrane of the brain. Cerebral edema, or brain swelling, is also common during a lucid interval. Both of these can quickly lead to coma and death.
Don't let a lucid interval fool you or the people around you. Seek medical attention immediately after a head injury, even if no symptoms have manifested.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
People can suffer a traumatic brain injury in many ways. At Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC, we have handled TBI cases that stemmed from:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Contact Our Englishtown Brain Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury because of the actions or negligence of another person, you need attorneys who will fight to get you compensation and justice while you focus on your recovery.
We serve Englishtown, Newark, Jersey City, Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, and nearby areas of New Jersey. Call (732) 617-8050 today to schedule a consultation.