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Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

There are many different ways in which a victim can be injured. Similarly, there are many ways that these injuries can manifest, and many symptoms that can result. It is not always easy to know what type of injury a victim has experienced. Sometimes, the symptoms may seem entirely unique, making it difficult to identify the source of the issue. However, there are common symptoms that result from certain types of injuries that can help gives victims an idea of what type of injury they may have suffered.

Brain injuries are among the most serious types of injuries a person may suffer. However, there are sometimes no visual indications that a serious injury occurred, making it difficult to know if there was, indeed, a traumatic brain injury. But in many cases, there are signs that may point to it being necessary to seek immediate medical attention for brain injury.

Traumatic brain injuries can result in a number of symptoms. These include confusion, which can sometimes make it challenging to remember recent events. Nausea and dizziness may also result, as well as an unusually high amount of sluggishness and tiredness. Victims may also experience weakness or a certain feeling of numbness, often occurring on only one side of the body.

Traumatic brain injuries can occur for a variety of reasons. However, there are certain cases when it may be appropriate to pursue legal action. If a head injury occurred as the result of another person's negligence, then it may be possible to seek compensation. Negligence occurs when a person fails to take certain steps that a reasonable person would be expected to take in order to avoid injury. Compensation may be used to cover costs associated with the accident, like medical expenses.

Source: FindLaw, "Brain Injury Overview," Accessed on April 17, 2017

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