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The causes and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries

Americans everywhere, including in South Florida, may not realize that on an almost daily basis they are putting themselves in situations in which they may suffer serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. For most people, the situation occurs when they get behind the wheel of their car. For others, it is when they are walking, jogging or riding a bicycle next to a roadway. All of the people who find themselves in these situations are open to one of the most common causes of injuries in the country: car collisions.

Among all of the causes of traumatic brain injuries - commonly known as TBIs - car accidents are by far one of the most common. However, there are other causes as well, including falls and sports injuries. TBIs can be mild, moderate or severe and the symptoms for each degree of TBI can be markedly different. And, in some cases, the injured victims may not even realize the extent of their injury until the days and weeks afterward.

For mild TBIs, injured victims may experience trouble sleeping, nausea and the feeling of being dazed. The symptoms can also include memory problems or changes in the injured victim's mood. For moderate and severe TBIs, the injured victims may experience loss of consciousness or coordination, headaches, vomiting and even seizures. These victims may seem extremely confused or might have slurred speech as well.

TBIs are a serious concern in the aftermath of an accident in South Florida. People who suffer TBIs due to another party's negligent or reckless conduct may be able to pursue financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

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