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An auto accident can cause a traumatic brain injury

| Jul 22, 2020 | Traumatic Brain Injuries

Many Mooresville area residents have been involved in a car accident. Although most of these accidents are minor fender-benders, those involved can still feel shaken up by them. But when a person is involved in a serious car accident there are many different injuries they may face. A traumatic brain injury is one of the worst injuries a car accident victim may be facing.

When a person is involved in a car accident a direct blow to the head or a whiplash type of injury can cause bruising to the brain. This can lead to damage of the brain’s internal blood vessels and tissue. This type of brain injury can cause swelling of the brain, internal bleeding or bruising. An accident victim may also have a foreign object strike their head, fracture their skull, and penetrate their brain. Any type of damage to the brain that is due to trauma or physical injury is considered a traumatic brain injury.

There are three levels of traumatic brain injury. A mild TBI is characterized by the victim losing consciousness for a few seconds or not at all. Most concussion victims can recover fully after a period of rest. A moderate TBI can be where the victim loses consciousness for up to a few hours and can have confusion that lasts for weeks. The complications of a moderate TBI can last a lifetime and the victim may need years of treatment. The most severe TBI can come from a crushing blow or penetration of the brain. Often the victim is not able to return to normal life. Often the victim dies from their injury.

If a person has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who specializes in traumatic brain injury. An attorney understands that a TBI can be catastrophic for a family. The emotional and financial losses a person may now be facing can be huge. An attorney can work hard to make sure the victim receives the compensation they may be entitled to.