Whether due to a vehicle accident, a slip-and-fall injury or a myriad of other causes, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) produce sometimes-devastating results:
- Loss of consciousness/disorientation
- Memory/concentration problems
- Blurred vision/ringing ears
- Mood changes/depression/anxiety
- Changes in sleep patterns
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Indiana
What’s new in today’s discussion of TBI is a concept coined by the Brain Injury Network: “Post Traumatic Brain Injury Syndrome,” in which symptoms of TBI may surface years after the injury occurred. Particularly in cases of children with TBI, this can be problematic. Because the injury may be long forgotten when symptoms appear, they may be attributed to other factors such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Dr. Ann Glang, featured in a video on Brainline.org, explains, “The biggest challenge with children, as they age, is that often they ‘grow into’ their injury. So we might have a child who’s injured at 18 months in a car crash. They are treated medically. They go back home and they seem to be developing fine. So [in 3rd or 4th Grade] maybe Johnny starts having trouble. Nobody remembers at 18 months, he had an injury. Nobody connects those dots, and that happens an awful lot.”
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries After Indiana Car Accident
What this means to the legal community is that when a brain injury occurs in an auto accident, for instance, the potential future needs of the victim may be a consideration. Should a settlement provide for ongoing neurological and/or psychological testing to ensure that further symptoms of TBI can be recognized and addressed? Absolutely.
If you or a family member suffered a brain injury, Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC will provide a free consultation to help protect your rights and stand up to insurance companies.
Still researching? Here are a few car accident resources to help you get the information you need:
- Car Accident Lawyer in Indiana
- Truck Accident Attorney Indiana
- Truck Accident Indianapolis FAQs
- Car Accident Indiana FAQs
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death in Indiana
- Car vs. Truck Accidents in Indiana
- Automatic Braking Car Accidents in Indiana
- How to Choose an Indiana Truck Accident Lawyer
Since 1999 the Indianapolis legal team at Craig, Kelley & Faultless, LLC have been dedicated to helping individuals and their families who have been injured or have lost a loved one as the result of someone’s carelessness. The firm was founded by three attorneys, David Craig, William ‘BJ’ Kelley II and Scott Faultless, since then they have added attorneys and legal professionals to the team and opened four additional office locations to better serve their clients.