Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain and disrupts brain function. The trauma can occur in one of two ways: when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and damages brain tissue.
According to a report published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a TBI each year, with 52,000 of those dying from their injuries.
Symptoms of TBI
Persons with mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury often exhibit the same symptoms, although some indications are unique to one or the other.
Treatment and Prognosis
Many symptoms of TBI may not be present or noticeable at the time of injury, and often take days or weeks to appear. Anyone with signs of TBI should seek medical care immediately.
If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury resulting from an automobile crash involving negligence, contact a personal injury lawyer at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss online, or call 701-235-8000 or 877-235-8002 (toll-free) today.
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