A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be a life changing event for many people. Even a mild TBI can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to function normally in their job, family life, and other social activities.
What is a TBI?
It is also known as a head injury which is most often caused by an external force to the skull such as a car wreck. There are basically two types of TBI’s, “open head injury” and “closed head injury” which can be mild or severe.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of hospitalization for younger adults and children. Getting properly diagnosed is also a problem facing many injury victims because the medical personnel may overlook brain injuries as they are attending to critical lifesaving care. Often, it is family members who are the first to notice signs of a possible TBI, which makes sense considering changes in mood and personality may not be noticeable to medical staff because they do not know how you normally act when you first come into received medical treatment.
Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Pepper & Odom law firm represents personal injury victims statewide in Mississippi and Alabama. If you or a loved in is involved in a motor vehicle accident or get hurt on the job, you can reach us 24/7 at 601-202-1111. If the line is busy please call again. It is important that you speak to an experienced Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney for a free consultation.
March 16, 2016 is Brain Injury Awareness Day: Finding a Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group is important. You can find more information at the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi