Vickery, Riehl and Alter have been representing injured persons and protecting their legal rights for over 30 years. One of the most troubling injuries is the concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Automobile accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in the United States.
Mild traumatic brain injury is the most prevalent TBI and is often missed at the time of the initial injury. 15% of people with mild TBI have symptoms that last 1 year or more.
Many clients will report during the initial interview with our office that they are having fatigue, headaches, memory loss, poor attention/concentration, sleep disturbances, dizziness or loss of balance and confusion. However, many times this injury is not reported in the emergency department records and is often overlooked.
While there are tests available for TBI, many times MRI and CT scans are normal with mild TBI injuries.
If you’ve unfortunately been involved in an automobile collision and have any of these symptoms, it is important to report these to your doctor so that a proper diagnosis can be made and as well proper counseling received as to what limitations you should take until you become symptom free.
Even though this type of TBI is called “mild”, the effect on the family and the injured person can be devastating.
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