If your loved one suffered a head injury and lost consciousness for anywhere from 20 minutes to 6 hours, they may have sustained a moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). If they lost consciousness for more than 6 hours, it is likely the traumatic brain injury is severe.
Those with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury can experience the following:
- Cognitive deficits: attention, concentration, memory, ability to process language.
- Speech and language problems: inability to understand the spoken word, slurred speech, speaking too fast or too slow, difficulty reading, difficulty writing;
- Sensory problems: difficulty interpreting touch, movement, temperature and limb position;
- Vision problems: partial or complete vision loss, double vision, sensitivity to light, blurred vision;
- Hearing problems: ringing in the ears, loss of hearing, sensitivity to sound;
- Physical changes: paralysis, chronic pain, bowel and bladder problems, appetite changes, problems with body temperature regulation; and
- Social-emotional disturbances: dependent behavior, irritability, aggression and depression.
Severe TBI can also cause seizures and a loss of the ability to taste and smell.
The cost of treating a severe traumatic brain injury can reach upwards of $3 million. If your loved one suffered a severe TBI in a car accident in Kentucky, you should speak with a Louisville personal injury attorney. Your attorney will discuss issues of negligence and, if possible, help you pursue damages for the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury in a personal injury claim.
Contacting a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney
A severe traumatic brain injury will lead to costly medical treatment and rehabilitation. A Louisville personal injury attorney at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your personal injury claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.