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Brain injury symptoms vary in nature, but the most significant ones are those that impair one\'s ability to function regularly from day to day. Some of these symptoms include memory loss, processing problems, difficulties with speech, scent, taste and eyesight, as well as seizure disorders, fatigue and severe mood. These symptoms are tantamount to the loss of jobs, money, homes and perhaps, relationships. Victims of brain injuries sometimes are unable to lead the lives they once led.

It is estimated there are roughly 115 traumatic brain injuries for every 100,000 individuals living in the state of Arkansas. Across the nation, more than 50,000 people die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 5.3 million Americans live with conditions resulting from TBI, such as neuropsychological impairments that affect work life, family life, and social activity. In the state of Arkansas, accidents are the greatest cause of traumatic brain injury.

Acquired brain injury, open or closed head injury, or traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface. Brain injuries are caused by everything from a tiny skull fracture to penetration of the skull. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected well after the accident or impact occurs. In these cases, swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe. The effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal. This type of injury could be a veritable mushroom cloud of misery that looms over those whom are close to the victim and bear witness to its aftermath.

Brain injuries are among the most serious injuries a person can sustain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from \"mild,\"a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to \"severe,\", an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function.

If you have experienced any kind of accident or injury which may have affected your brain, it\'s imperative that you see a doctor as soon as possible for a full evaluation of your physical and mental processes. You should also consult a qualified brain injury attorney. If your accident was due to the negligence of someone else, you may have a valid personal-injury lawsuit. Your attorney can help you determine the type and amount of compensation to which you may be entitled for the suffering you have undergone as a result of your brain injury.

Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury—not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury.

Consult with a brain injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident, as there are statutes of limitations which may apply. Brain injury attorneys may be located using the American Bar Association (ABA) website. There are physical injury attorneys who can provide you with the answers you need and who can determine whether or not you may seek a claim.

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