A traumatic brain injury can range from a minor concussion, where the accident victim regains full use of his or her body and mental capacities, to a serious injury that can lead to permanent disability or death. Every brain injury is unique, but if you or someone you love has diagnosed with a brain injury then it is important to know what may have caused the injury and what you can do about it.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when the brain is hurt in an accident. The brain may forcefully hit the hard skull or something may penetrate the skull and damage the brain.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Car accidents and slip and fall injuries are common causes of traumatic brain injuries, but they are not the only causes. Motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrians accidents, violence, abuse, and explosive blasts, for example, can all also result in traumatic brain injuries.
Complications from Brain Injuries
Each brain injury victim will suffer unique injuries depending on the part of the brain that was hurt and the force with which the injury occurred. If you, or a loved one, have been hurt then you should talk to your doctor about the possibility of seizures, infections, nerve damage, cognitive disabilities, language difficulties, personality changes, sensory problems, post-concussion syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, coma and death.
Treatments for Brain Injuries
Medical intervention is important for brain injury victims. The exact course of treatment should be discussed with your doctor and will depend on your unique injuries, but it may include rest, medication, rehabilitation therapies and surgery.
A head injury can seriously impact your life and taking care of a loved one with a brain injury can be difficult and expensive. Before you accept an offer from the insurance company after an accident that results in a traumatic brain injury, please start a live chat with us. We want to ease your burden and help you cover your losses after a serious accident has altered your life.