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May 11, 2012

Initial Indications of Traumatic Brain injury



A lot of accidents have been documented at the State of California. One of the possible reasons for this is the high road activity brought by tourism. This is also the primary element being blamed by authorities for their failure to implement the law and protect the citizens living within this location.
Due to the notoriety of California as a place prone to road accidents, it has actually landed in the list of the world’s worst places to drive in.

Based from the 2009 records of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), California topped the list of states with the most traffic fatalities in a year. Records show that in 2009 alone, there were 3,081 casualties in here. Los Angeles, one of its cities, also had the most number of casualties in the same year, with some 588 recorded traffic accident-related deaths. 

There is a great probability that the victims of traffic mishaps would sustain injuries that could debilitate them for life. One of the worst kinds of injury that they could incur is that of the traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

TBIis a type of ailment resulting from a strong blow to the head. It causes the skull to have fractures or have a crack. During the blow, the brain may bump against the skull, which could lead skull fragments to pierce the brain. Once the brain bleeds, or have its tissues torn or bruised, the victim could suffer from disrupted emotional or psychological functions.


TBI is considered as a traitor ailment since it only shows signs well into its late stages. To help people know about their condition early, and to pave the way for timely medical treatment and intervention, here are some of the initial indications of such impairment, according to the website mayoclinic.com:

·         Loss of memory
·         Headaches
·         Dizziness
·         Brief unconsciousness
·         Nausea
·         Focusing problems
·         Loss of balance
·         Confusion
·         Sleep disruptions
·         Mood changes

Medication and treatment for this kind of disease is expensive and may not be afforded by the victim for a long time. Therefore, one option which he or she could use is to seek the help of personal injury lawyers and ask the liable party for damages awards in court.