Accidents can happen in an instant and leave lasting harm. It is the responsibility of everyone on the road to take necessary precautions. Unfortunately, not everyone does so, which can result in harmful crashes. One of the most dangerous injuries during an auto accident is trauma to the brain. Known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it is one of the leading causes of death. According to reports, an average of 1.4 million Americans sustain this form of injury.
Traumatic brain injuries occur when force penetrates or fractures the skull, causing damage to the brain. The wound does not necessarily show on the outside. Blunt head trauma is when an object penetrates the skull, causing open wounds. This can lead to extensive damage and lasting harm.
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The Effects Of A Traumatic Brain Injury
The brain consists of approximately 3.4 pounds of soft tissue floating in liquid within the skull. It is one of the most important organs in your body. It controls senses, emotions, and body movement. Any impact to the brain can cripple the entire body.
Common effects of traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness - When the brain endures extreme impact, it can cause the person to lose consciousness. Depending on the length of time the victim is unconscious, the more likely permanent brain damage is.
- Concussion - Concussions also entail loss of awareness and consciousness. It can relate to the side effects that occur afterwards, including nausea, dizziness, and disorientation. If not monitored properly, a concussion can be fatal.
- Post-traumatic amnesia - Brain injuries can negatively impact memories and the ability to retain information. Sometimes, amnesiacs cannot understand the extent of their injury. It is important that doctors and loved ones catalog their behavior.
If not monitored properly, all of these effects can cause irreversible damage. People can experience issues with their emotions, motor skills, memories, and more. It is important that accident victims retain the appropriate medical care.
The Wyatt Law Firm Difference
Traumatic brain injuries need a lot of attention and can cause painful suffering. When an accident happens because of negligence or carelessness, it can make the experience even worse. In most cases, victims can seek the compensation they deserve. At Wyatt Law Firm, we have extensive experience representing victims of accidents caused by negligence. If you or your loved one suffered traumatic brain injury in a car accident, contact our attorneys today. We will fight for you!