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Types of Traumatic Brain Injury from Car Accidents

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The number one reason for bankruptcy in the United States is medical expenses, which is why you’ll need the help of one of our attorneys to seek compensation for traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a car accident. Our car accident attorneys will fight aggressively for your rights so you’re able to pay for medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and other damages.

In this blog post, we will describe the different types of traumatic brain injury so you can better understand the legal steps you can take after a loved one suffers a car accident brain injury.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI for short) happens when someone receives a sudden blow to the head. Once the brain is injured, the person is at risk for swelling, infection, and impaired cognitive function.

What are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Even if you feel fine, it’s important you seek medical care if you were struck in the head. It’s not uncommon for people to feel fine immediately after an auto accident because the adrenaline is blocking their pain. Getting a full checkup will give you peace of mind and catch any injuries before they possibly become life-threatening.

Symptoms of TBI include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Not being able to wake up
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Seizures

Seek emergency care if you experience any symptoms of traumatic brain injury.

Closed Head Injury

A closed head injury is when the brain has been damaged, but there are no outward signs of trauma, such as bleeding. It’s important to understand that a closed head injury is just as serious as an open head injury. For example, trauma to the brain could cause it to swell and exert pressure against the skull. Not treating a closed head injury immediately can result in permanent brain damage.

The force exerted on the body during a car accident can be enough to slam the brain into the skull, causing the brain to tear, bleed, or swell. All of these brain injuries can cause permanent brain damage and affect a person’s ability to return to work or live independently. A brain injury lawyer from our law firm can help you get a fair settlement.

Open Head Injury

An open head injury is when an object pierces through the skull and brain. While most open head injuries are caused by bullets, a car accident survivor could have an open head injury from metal and glass debris from the crash. Open head injuries are dangerous because of the risk of brain infection from liquid or clotted blood forming between the brain and the skull.

It’s not uncommon for open head injuries to cause permanent brain damage. Since the brain controls important things like memory and motor function, you’ll want to hire a reputable brain injury lawyer so you get the compensation you need for hospital bills, rehabilitation, or even lost wages.

What if Someone Loses Consciousness When They Seemed Fine?

If someone loses consciousness after being in a car accident, take them to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible. Even someone who shows no symptoms of brain injury and is able to walk away from the scene of an accident may have a concussion.

Who Should I Call to Receive Compensation for Brain Damage?

If you or a loved one has a traumatic brain injury, we recommend calling one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to try to get out of paying for you or your loved one’s medical expenses. A car accident attorney will fight aggressively for your rights so that you can get the compensation you deserve for traumatic brain injury.

A brain injury attorney has the experience needed to look over your medical records and build a strong case. They will also be able to hold liable parties responsible for you or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury.

Our Florida car accident lawyers in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Naples are dedicated to helping clients get the compensation they deserve for traumatic brain injury. To request your consultation, call Lusk, Drasites, & Tolisano PA at (800) 283-7442.

This blog post has been updated.