Most Wilmington residents can probably tell that if a person suffers a blow or other impact to the head and winds up in a coma, then he or she has suffered serious brain trauma. On the other hand, there may well be a common misconception in Delaware and in the rest of the country that if a person can get up and walk away from a traumatic brain injury, then all will be well and the person can go about his or her life, writing off the injury as an accident almost akin to skinning one’s knee or pulling a muscle.
However, the symptoms of even what doctors call a minor traumatic brain injury can seriously interfere with the way a Delaware resident works and even lives his or her daily life. For instance, even if a victim does not actually go unconscious, he or she may have a dazed or confused feeling. Additionally, the person may have his or her sleep patterns altered and may also feel constant sensation of being off balance. Headaches and nausea are often common as well.
Furthermore, someone who has suffered a minor brain injury may experience difficulty with processing sensory information and could experience blurry eyesight or difficulty with one’s ears. Furthermore, the injury can affect a person’s ability to remember things or to pay attention to details, skills which are quite often necessary for a person to complete his or her work. Anxiety and depression can also affect a person with a brain injury.
In short, while a brain injury may be minor relative to falling in to a long-term coma, no brain injury is minor in the sense that it is really no big deal. All brain injuries are going to require some recovery time and expense, including the possibility that one has to miss work for days or even weeks. These circumstances can set a person back financially, but they may be able to get compensation for their injuries if a negligent party caused them.