We can see broken bones, we can see cuts and bruises, but when someone has suffered a brain injury, those injuries are frequently physically invisible. They show themselves in the injured person’s behavior, their emotions, their personality – their ability to be the person they were immediately before they were injured.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI) is what we commonly call a concussion. About 75% of brain injuries are MTBI’s. In car accidents, concussions are common when heads hit windows or columns inside the car. They can also result from slip and falls. Most commonly characterized by a headache, MTBI’s can take weeks or months to heal – they can cause slower reaction times, forgetfulness, irritability, distractibility, and can make even simple activities at work more difficult. The recommended treatment for an MTBI is usually rest until the symptoms subside.
Serious brain injuries can result in long-term consequences to the injured. Symptoms can be similar to those seen with a stroke – loss of movement, ability to speak, complex cognitive ability. Sufferers can see depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out. The constellation of symptoms can affect not only the injured person, but their loved ones, as they try to cope with an injured person’s physical, emotional and cognitive needs. Family members remark that a person “isn’t who he was” before the crash.
At Jacobs Injury Law, we understand brain injuries and how they affect both the injured person and their families. We can give voice to the many effects of a brain injury – from minor to severe. We help our clients with compassion and understanding of the tremendous changes a brain injury can cause. We work with top experts state-wide to assist our clients.
With over 20 years of experience, and having been named one of Wisconsin’s Top 50 Attorneys, Attorney Ann Jacobs can assist you with your Brain Injury personal injury claim. For a free consultation, call (414) 306-8999 or click here to discuss your case.