Traumatic brain injury is generally caused by a hard blow or other injury to the head. The severity of the injury can depend on how the injury happened and the force of impact. Of course any injury to your head can significantly change the way you live your life. Suddenly simple tasks can become very complicated such as: working, speaking, reading, writing, driving, walking, even eating and sleeping can be affected. You may not be able to work or go to school anymore. This can be devastating if the sole bread winner of the home is injured, causing a family to struggle financially. Besides losing the ability to work, there can be mounting medical bills.
Traumatic brain injury is a threat to cognitive health in two ways:
A traumatic brain injury’s direct effects, which may be long-lasting or even permanent, can include unconsciousness, inability to recall the traumatic event, confusion, difficulty learning and remembering new information, trouble speaking coherently, unsteadiness, lack of coordination and problems with vision or hearing.
Certain types of traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia years after the injury takes place.
If you or someone you love is the victim of a traumatic brain injury, there are great resources to help you understand what you or your loved one is facing. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Their mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, they bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them. Locally in the greater Tulsa area you can contact The Oklahoma Department of Human Services to help you with rehab options.
At Robert R. Robles Law Firm we are available to answer your questions about your traumatic head injury case. For a free initial consultation, call (405) 232-7980 or Contact me online today.