Traumatic brain injuries and Missouri Accidents. Springfield Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
What are common causes of traumatic brain injuries?
There are many causes of traumatic brain injuries.
- Car Accidents
- Semi Truck Accidents
- Work Place Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Explosive Blasts
Traumatic brain injuries differ from congenital brain defects. Congenital brain defects typically develop in the womb and may occur due to genetic errors, infections such as what is believed to happen with the Zinka virus, toxins or other environmental sources.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by concussions, contusions, brain hemorrhage. Direct blows to the head are the most common, but not the only source of traumatic brain.
If you saw someone get injured or arrived immediately after an injury, you may be able to provide medical personnel with information that’s useful in assessing the injured person’s condition.
Answers to the following questions may be beneficial in judging the severity of injury:
- How did the injury occur?
- Did the person lose consciousness?
- How long was the person unconscious?
- Did you observe any other changes in alertness, speaking, coordination or other signs of injury?
- Where was the head or other parts of the body struck?
- Can you provide any information about the force of the injury? For example, what hit the person’s head, how far did he or she fall, or was the person thrown from a vehicle?
- Was the person’s body whipped around or severely jarred?
It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you were in a rest accident or hit your head and had any of the following:
Loss of consciousness
Dizziness/Headache that Won’t go Away
Slurred Speech/Loss of Smell/Hearing Loss/Ringing in Ears
Balance Problems or Vertigo
Mood Swings/ Irritability
Difficulty with Concentration/ Confusion/ Memory Problems
Sudden Depression or Anxiety
It is important if you or a loved one had a Missouri accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury to contact a Missouri traumatic brain injury lawyer to help protect you and your loved ones rights. We offer many free books on our website, or call 417 883-5886 or Toll Free 1 800 345-0535