Get Answers To Your Questions About Traumatic Brain Injuries
If your life has been turned upside down by a traumatic brain injury (TBI), then you no doubt have many questions. You may not know where to turn to get the answers that you need.
At the Law Office of Nathan Cobb in Albuquerque, our team can help you. With two experienced lawyers who have handled numerous cases in New Mexico involving head trauma and other serious injuries, we have encountered just about every question imaginable. On this page, we have taken the time to answer some of the queries that we hear most often.
What is the definition of a TBI?
According to the Mayo Clinic, any form of injury to the head that affects the brain is a traumatic brain injury, also commonly called a concussion. Some common causes of TBIs include:
- Car crashes
- Falling objects
- Violent attacks
- Sports accidents
- Combat injuries
TBIs range from mild to severe. Those who suffer severe TBIs can have lifelong negative impacts on cognitive abilities and motor skills.
What are the symptoms of a TBI?
The symptoms that victims and their loved ones should watch out for include:
- Memory problems
- Brain fog
- Change in personality
If you notice these signs in yourself or someone who recently experienced a head injury, you should consult a doctor immediately.
What types of treatments are available?
Treatments vary based on the cause and severity of the injury. Common courses of treatment include resting, anti-clotting medication, muscle relaxants and rehabilitative therapy. Some severe cases require brain surgery to repair skull fractures or remove blood clots.
Can TBIs cause personality change, and, if so, how does that affect family members?
Some patients do report subtle or drastic changes in personality after head trauma. This can leave family members feeling that the person they once knew is completely different. Many family members find solace in support groups and individual therapy.
What compensation is available after a brain injury?
Victims and their families can seek damages for hospital costs, medication, ongoing treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one to a TBI, you may also seek compensation for loss of companionship and funeral costs. If you need legal guidance in this difficult time, we are here for you.
Reach Out For Help
You are not alone. At the Law Office of Nathan Cobb, our team can help you. Reach out to us for guidance after a serious accident and injury. To schedule a free initial consultation at our Albuquerque office, please call 505-225-2146 or send us an email.