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Traumatic brain injury can drastically affect life

Suffering a serious injury can be scary on many levels. First and foremost, an individual might be concerned about the person's health and well-being. After all, without proper treatment, and sometimes even with it, some injuries are fatal. But, even those who are fortunate to survive a serious injury can face life-long struggles related to their recovery, if one is even possible, and trying to live a normal life.

For many traumatic brain injury sufferers, this is extremely difficult. One terrifying aspect of traumatic brain injury is that many individuals do not know that they have suffered it until much later. This is critical, as rapid treatment may help prevent further injury. Signs of traumatic brain injury include headache, dizziness, confusion, light headedness, nausea, slurred speech, numbness, weakness or loss of consciousness. Symptoms can be mild or quite severe, and the longevity can also vary. Anyone who has suffered a blow to the head and experiences one or more of these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

The lasting effects of a traumatic brain injury don't stop with the physical, though. These individuals will likely incur extensive medical expenses, and, due to their condition, they may be unable to work. If this is the case, then victims may be able to seek out Social Security disability benefits as a way to try to recover much needed compensation.

Handling a SSD benefits claim can be challenging, and it needs to be handled correctly to have a chance at reaching the desired outcome. Therefore, many Floridians find it best to acquire the assistance of an experienced legal professional who can help them ensure that their claim is supported by medical documentation and legal arguments.

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, "Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page," accessed on June 20, 2016

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