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How Traumatic Brain Injuries can affect you?By Pyle Law, October 14 2021 8:00 am
Going through an accident is stressful, but traumatic brain injuries can be concerning as they can range in severity and effects. Below, you can learn about the various types of head wounds that may occur in accidents and the range of issues that might develop. If you sustained an injury to your head in an accident, speak with an attorney about the situation. It can help you determine whether you have a case and maximize any damages you might be entitled to.
In an accident, you may experience scrapes and bruises as a result of the various impacts related to the accident. These are generally minor and do not have a lasting impact on the life of the injured person. When you have a bump, blow, jolt, or penetrating injury to your head, however, brain injury can occur.
Brain injury is one of the most common and most damaging injuries that can occur in an accident. Each day in the United States, some 166 Americans die from a TBI-related injury. Each year, there are about 61,000 TBI-related deaths, with the severity ranging from mild to moderate or severe.
If you’ve hit your head in an accident, it is important to seek out medical attention as soon as possible. Injuries can be life-threatening. The following is information about the symptoms, and the importance of seeking immediate medical attention, then contacting an attorney.
When you have a bump, blow, or jolt to your head, the soft tissue of your brain impacts with the hard bone of your skull. When that happens the brain can be bruised. An injury that penetrates your head like a gunshot can also cause brain injury. This bruise is known as a traumatic brain injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that a traumatic brain injury affects how your brain works. There are a variety of negative health outcomes that may come about as a result of a TBI. Symptoms also vary substantially depending upon the severity of the head injury.
A mild TBI is generally not life-threatening, but it can affect how a person learns, sleeps, acts, and even thinks. The TBI causes a change in your brain that can be long-term. Moderate to severe brain injury can cause more pronounced changes in brain activities and abilities. A severe brain injury can cause prolonged unconsciousness, memory loss, permanent cognitive impairments, and more.
Brain injuries can be difficult to deal with, and if yours happened in an accident, you want to know your rights. Reach out to Pyle Law to schedule a free consultation about your case now.