Car Crashes Are A Leading Cause Of Traumatic Brain Injury
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that vehicle accidents are the No. 2 cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Vehicle accidents can cause a direct blow to the head, a hard blow to the body or a penetrating head injury, all of which can result in a TBI.
Medical Diagnosis And Treatment Are Critical
If you have been in a car accident, it is a good idea to get checked by a doctor for a TBI, even if you did not lose consciousness. Brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose, especially mild TBI and concussions. It is important that accident victims and their families know what symptoms to look for in the days and weeks following a car accident.
At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, our attorney has experience with these types of cases. We understand that even mild brain injuries can seriously affect your life. Our legal team will work diligently to recover compensation for all of your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, any lasting disabilities, and pain and suffering.
Protecting The Rights Of Pennsylvania TBI Victims
The force of an auto accident can cause passengers to hit their heads. It can also cause a serious blow or jolt to the body. In both cases, the brain can hit the inside of the skull, disrupting the brain’s normal function. The brain’s membranes can also tear or become inflamed from this type of trauma.
While catastrophic accidents can cause TBI, a fender bender can also injure the brain. This type of collision frequently causes whiplash, which may result in a concussion or more serious TBI.
What Are The Symptoms Of TBI?
The symptoms of TBI vary depending on the severity of the injury. Mild, moderate and severe TBI can cause physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms that may include:
- Physical – Headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, loss of motor skills, visual disturbances
- Cognitive – Memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, impaired judgment, difficulty speaking, reading or writing
- Emotional – Mood disorders, depression, anxiety, irritability, inappropriate reactions, trouble managing anger, withdrawal
The most severe TBI can result in a permanent coma or death.