Do You Suspect TBI? 14 Things You Need to Know
Are you concerned that you – or your child or another loved one – may have suffered a traumatic brain injury? It’s understandable for you to be worried and looking for information about what to do next.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has created a comprehensive guide about what steps you should take to identify a potential traumatic brain injury (TBI), how to get proper medical treatment, and what you should – and shouldn’t – do during your recovery. The guide also discusses your options for recovering compensation if someone else was to blame for the accident that caused the TBI.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our Long Island TBI attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience fighting for the rights of those who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of others. We have collected our insights about identifying traumatic brain injuries into a free guide entitled “14 Things You Need to Do If You Suspect a TBI.”
We invite you to download this free guide and share it with anyone you know who may be concerned about what to do if a TBI is suspected.
What You’ll Find in the Guide
This informative guide provides details about not only the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, but also important tips for how to improve your chances for a better recovery after being diagnosed with a TBI.
Examples of some of the information included in the guide:
How you can recognize the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.
Some signs of a potential TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness, even for a short time
- Confusion or feeling dazed
- Inability to remember what happened
- Slurred speech
- Abnormal behavior
- Headache and neck pain
- Difficulty communicating or understanding what others say
- Mood changes
- Sensitivity to lights, sounds and distractions
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in ears
- Changes in the sense of smell and taste
- Problems with balance
Seeking proper medical attention and following medical advice.
Prompt medical attention and close compliance with medical advice and treatments are key to making the best recovery possible after a traumatic brain injury.
What to do and what to avoid while recovering from a TBI.
TBI patients should take the following precautions:
Get rest and avoid mentally or physically strenuous tasks.
Don’t do things that put you at risk for another brain injury.
Focus on doing one thing at a time and minimize distractions.
Don’t drink alcohol while recovering.
Avoid “triggers” like bright lights or loud noises.
Tips for dealing with daily life with a TBI.
The guide discusses tips for resuming normal activities, such as:
- Let your employer know about your injury and make proper modifications to your workload, schedule and tasks.
- Don’t drive or operate dangerous machinery until you have recovered sufficiently.
- Don’t overexert yourself when resuming your daily activities.
- Get advice from people you trust when making major decisions.
Legal options for victims of traumatic brain injuries caused by negligence.
Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney about your accident to discover what legal options you may have. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP offers free consultations and claim reviews with experienced attorneys who understand the unique demands and complexities of TBI cases.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, are ready to thoroughly investigate your accident to determine the true cause of the traumatic brain injury that has affected your life – and who may be held responsible for it. We frequently confer with medical and financial experts to calculate the full extent of an injury victim’s losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and more. We are then prepared to build a solid case for maximum recovery.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we will fight to protect your right to compensation for a TBI caused by someone else’s negligence.