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Traumatic Brain Injury Automobile Accident

The human brain is one of the most complex and important things that exist in this world. It is the part of your anatomy that makes you who you are and any injury to it can dramatically alter your life. When the severity of the injury increases, so do the effects that it has on your life. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an automobile accident you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

What are Some Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Symptoms from a brain injury can be severe and apparent. However, they can also be not so obvious. This can often be more dangerous to the victim as they may end up ignoring the injury. Some of the symptoms include.

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Memory loss
  • Blurry Vision
  • Sensitivity to Light/Noise
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred Speech
  • Concentration Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Consciousness
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury During an Automobile Accident

Trauma to the brain can occur during an automobile accident when your head hits an object such as the windshield, steering wheel, or an airbag. However, your head hitting an object is not the only thing that can cause trauma to the brain during an automobile accident. Trauma can result strictly from the force of the accident causing the brain to jar or shake inside the skull. When a head in motion comes to an abrupt stop it can cause the brain to make contact with the inside of the skull. This contact can cause bruising of the brain (concussion) and/or bleeding of the brain (hemorrhage). Both of these injuries are very severe and may not be apparent to the victim at the time of the injury.

Treatment of a Traumatic Brain Injury

You should always seek emergency medical care if you have hit your head or your head was jolted around in an automobile accident. You should do this even if the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury aren’t apparent.

The severity of the brain injury will determine what treatment options the doctor believes are best for your injury. Mild traumatic brain injuries usually require little to no treatment other than rest, pain medication to treat the headache, and monitoring by healthcare professionals to prevent further issues. However, given how sensitive and important the brain is to the functions throughout your body, it is possible that you may never fully recover from a traumatic brain injury if the injury is severe enough. The symptoms may be permanent and many of them can be severe and life altering. You should follow your doctor’s instructions as to mitigate, as much as possible, any permanent/long term damage to your brain.

What You Should do if You Suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury From an Automobile Accident?

If you suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of automobile accident it can leave you unable to work and with mounting medical bills and other expenses. The other driver’s insurance company is not on your side and will try to get you to settle for the least amount possible. These situations can be stressful and complicated which is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side to get the compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of an automobile accident, email or call the personal injury attorneys at O’Connor Law at 1-800-518-4529 for a free initial consultation and review of your case. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help get the compensation you deserve and get your life back on track.

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