A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can occur from even the most mild-looking hits to the head, which is why any head impact is dangerous. The entire nation was shocked to see Natasha Richardson die after her seemingly mild skiing accident, and to make sure your loved one doesn’t suffer the same fate, you should take quick action.

In one example, an Ohio couple was surprised to hear Richardson’s death, and the man decided to take his daughter to the hospital because she had been hit in the temple by a baseball a day or two before. It turns out that if it weren’t for the actions taken by the father, the daughter would have died from an undiagnosed brain injury also.

If your loved one has been hit in the head, make sure they are treated as soon as possible. If they swear they are all right and insist on not going to the hospital, look for behavior changes and make sure they go to the doctor if they become drowsy, speak differently, or seem confused.

Finally, if you are around a high-risk group, make sure you are aware of potential hazards or injuries. Very young, old, or intoxicated people are prone to injuries like TBI. A traumatic brain injury can turn a family upside down, and to make sure your family is safe, make sure you keep a watchful eye on anyone that gets hit in the head.

Please contact one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Robert W. Kerpsack CO., L.P.A. to schedule an initial consultation if you live in the Columbus, Ohio area and you or your loved one has experienced a brain injury.