What Does TBI Stand For?
January 4, 2022
You might have seen the acronym “TBI” floating around on the internet, heard it on TV, or maybe you’ve listened to someone talk about it before. Despite that, you might be wondering what does “TBI” stand for anyway?
At Hoyt & Hoyt, we know the answer to that question.
What Does TBI Stand For? Hoyt & Hoyt Explains
“TBI” stands for “traumatic brain injury,” also known as a closed head injury. A TBI usually results from a significant blow to the head or repeated trauma to the head that is sustained over a long period. TBI’s are a very common result of car accidents, sports injuries, slip and falls, and domestic violence.
Common Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Dizziness, unconsciousness, and confusion at the scene of the accident
- Significant headache
- Short-term memory loss (cannot remember what you just did, words that you read on a page, or entire conversations; walk into a room and cannot remember why) but you can remember what happened a long time ago
- Trouble keeping your concentration
- Feeling frustrated
- Severe mood swings (happy one minute and very sad the next; crying)
- Sleep disturbance
A TBI is a serious medical condition that should never be ignored. It is imperative that you seek medical attention after suffering any injury to the head to see if you may have TBI and get immediate treatment.
If you’ve suffered from a TBI, you’ll likely need ongoing medical treatment for your condition. This might include oral medications, visits to the doctor, brain scans, physical and cognitive therapy, and more. All that treatment will probably be time-consuming and expensive, even with insurance.
That’s why it is helpful to have a lawyer knowledgeable about TBIs work alongside you to ensure you get the compensation you desperately need. An experienced TBI attorney, like Jack Hoyt, can file a lawsuit against the person or institution responsible for the injury and seek damages to pay for your medical bills. He also can negotiate with difficult insurance companies and stand up on your behalf.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in NJ
Instead of silently suffering alone, tell Hoyt & Hoyt what happened by calling (973) 490-4844 or filling out our online contact form here. We have a proven track record of recovering damages for our TBI clients and will advise you on the best pathway to move forward and recover fair compensation. While compensation can’t change the past, it can help ease the financial burden of your injury for yourself and your family so that you can begin to live a fulfilling life again.