Statistics show that 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur every year. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The most common causes of traumatic brain injury are auto, truck and motorcycle accidents.
A concussion is the most common form of TBI. It involves damage to the brain not visible by looking at the victim. Sustaining a concussion or any brain injury can lead to changes in cognitive abilities, mobility, speech and senses. Left undiagnosed and untreated, a TBI can have a huge impact on how a person thinks and acts, and on his or her mental health. TBI have also been known to cause changes in your mood and behavior. For example, if a TBI affects your frontal lobe — the area of the brain that controls your emotions — you may feel as if you can’t manage your own behavior.
These symptoms can be confusing: You might feel elated one minute and down the next. You might feel aggressive one day, and the next day feel “shut down” emotionally. It’s important for you and your family to know that your injury could be the cause of these changes and that some of your actions and feelings might not be within your control.
If you were involved in an accident and suspect that you have a TBI, seek help from a professional immediately.
If the reckless actions of another individual or party have caused you injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation by filing a claim against that individual's insurance company. Having skilled legal representation is key to obtaining the rightful justice you deserve.
Texas Department of Transportation 2015 automobile accident crash statistics reflect 1 person was killed every 2 hours 29 minutes; 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 8 seconds and 1 reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds. These statistics include 18 wheeler accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents.