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Learning More About Brain Injuries Part 1 - What Are The Most Common Causes and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
A traumatic brain injury is not just a bump to your head. A traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of physical and psychological effects. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from an impact to the head that disrupts normal brain function.
What are the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries?
According to the Alzheimer’s Association and to the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes are:
The following groups of people are considered to be at a higher risk for sustaining a brain injury:
A brain injury can affect your physical, sensory, cognitive and mental (emotional/behavioural) functioning. The degree to which a brain injury affects these areas of functioning depends on the severity of the injury and what part of the brain is affected. A brain injury can be classified as “mild”, “moderate” or “severe”.
Physical effects of a traumatic brain injury:
Cognitive effects include:
Emotional/Behavioural effects can be:
It is also important to consider that a brain injury can affect a person’s ability to communicate, whether it is related to something physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioural. A traumatic brain injury can impact a person’s ability to function in different aspects of his or her life.
The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates have helped many clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries as a result of car accidents and other types of serious personal injuries. Our firm offers a free, no obligation, initial consultation which we can arrange at a date and time that is convenient for you.
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