3 Myths About Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Traumatic brain injuries are a very serious health concern. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that TBIs contribute to 30% of all injury-related deaths. There are often myths surrounding TBIs and how they affect the injured. Here are three of the most common.
- TBIs are noticeable right after the accident/injury. Many people with a TBI experience headaches, confusion, blurry vision, fatigue and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) right after an injury occurs. For some, it can take days, weeks or even months to realize you have TBI. After this amount of time, the injury may have gotten worse. With treatment, some people might be able to recover sooner, but it is very important to see a doctor right away. This is why you should seek proper medical attention after any Connecticut auto accident regardless of how you feel in the immediate aftermath.
- Everyone recovers from a TBI. Traumatic brain injury outcomes are difficult to predict. Some people just simply need time. Others will never fully recover and may live with complications for the rest of their lives. Every case and person is different, and you need to talk with your doctor to discuss the best treatment options for you.
- You know you have a TBI when you lose consciousness. Not everyone with a TBI loses consciousness. Many Connecticut auto accident victims think that because they did not lose consciousness, they did not suffer a concussion or other TBI. The effect on the brain, however, is still there. After any traumatic event, it is important to see a doctor to get tested and treated.
If you or your loved one was injured in a crash, our team of experienced attorneys can help. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. Our team comprises a doctor/attorney, Bob Messey, and a nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan, who can maneuver the ins and outs of your medical records.