Traumatic Brain Injury And Homelessness

A study published earlier this year in the Lancet, found nearly one half of all homeless people in the United States have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The findings of the study highlight the importance of both medical care and financial stability after enduring a TBI. TBI is most often caused by accidents and in cases, where another person is at fault, your ability to receive compensation can help ensure that you receive both the medical care and financial support you need to keep your life on track.

What Is TBI?

Traumatic brain injury is a blanket term used by medical professionals to describe the physical damage to your brain after an accident. Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by blunt force trauma to the head such as falling and hitting your head or being hit in the head by something very hard. It can also be caused by something piercing the skull like a bullet or sharp object, causing damage to the brain. TBI includes bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, cuts, and any other tissue damage to the brain.

What Are The Symptoms Of TBI

TBI has a range of symptoms that can often get worse as time goes on. These symptoms include but are not limited to:

● Behavioral Symptoms: Excessive aggression, impulsive behaviors, abnormal laughing, repeating words, irritability, and lack of restraint
● Cognitive Symptoms: Confusion, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, blurred vision, dizziness, blacking out, seizures, and inability to speak or understand
● Psychological Symptoms: Anxiety, depression, mania, apathy, loneliness, and fear
● Anatomical Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, paralysis, weak muscles, fatigue, numbness or soreness in your limbs, tinnitus, and headaches

If you’ve experienced a head injury and have any of these symptoms, you need to seek medical attention immediately.

Why Is TBI So Dangerous?

What makes TBI so dangerous is that it often goes untreated until it is too late. Many forms of TBI can take weeks, months, or even years before there are any symptoms of damage. That is why it is imperative that if you are in an accident and have suffered a head injury that you seek medical attention immediately. Tell your medical provider that you have sustained an injury to the head. They will put you through a series of diagnostic tests like CT, MRI, and motor and sensory function tests. They will be able to determine if you have asymptomatic or presymptomatic TBI.

TBI Has A Drastic Impact On Your Life

As highlighted in the Lancet study, TBI has a serious impact on your life. Many victims of TBI lose their jobs, struggle to maintain their relationships, and have physical and mental limitations that can take the joy out of their lives. Further, TBI is often permanent and requires long term medical care, which is extremely costly even with the best health insurance. Accident victims that are experiencing TBI need to speak to an accident attorney immediately upon diagnosis in order to help secure their future.

How An Accident Attorney Supports TBI Victims

In the over 30 years of practicing law in Southwest Florida, Michael Babboni has seen some truly heartbreaking cases of TBI. Sports stars, A students, and even attorneys like himself lose everything as a result of the injury. So he understands what is at stake for your health and your financial future. The truth is insurance companies will do everything in their power to get out of paying a fair settlement for your injuries, even one as severe as TBI and even if the other person was very obviously at fault. They know that you are in a weakened state and will try to take advantage of your condition for their own financial gain. An accident attorney will not let that happen.

An experienced accident attorney like Michael Babboni knows how to stand up to the insurance companies for his clients. He understands what’s at stake and will fight tooth and nail to protect your rights and secure your future. If you have suffered a TBI, give him a call at 1-727-381-9200 to learn how he can fight for you..