Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) from Auto Accidents
Car accidents are scary. The lack of control can make even the strongest individual feel helpless, totally at the mercy of a turbulent hunk of metal. During an accident, you just need to hope that a serious injury doesn’t occur and you can emerge from the crash relatively injury free. However, oftentimes that is not the case. Injuries often occur as a result of an accident, including a traumatic brain injury, also called a TBI.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is when an injury occurs as a result of a blow to the skull or head. The blow can either fracture the skull or penetrate in most cases, however, during a car crash a TBI is possible without any kind of open wound. During an accident, your body is jerked in such a violent and abrupt manner that the force of the accident can cause a traumatic brain injury. Being jerked forward or backward can cause the brain to collide with the interior of your skull, causing bruising to the brain. This brain bruising is referred to as a brain contusion, and can sometimes also lead to bleeding, which is called a brain hemorrhage.
What are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The brain is incredibly complicated, and for that reason there are a variety of different symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries. These symptoms can occur minutes, hours, days or even weeks after the accident. Some physical symptoms include a loss of consciousness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, a loss of balance, sleep issues or seizures. A TBI can also result in mental and sensory symptoms, such as blurry vision, mood swings, memory issues, depression, ringing ears, slurred speech and light sensitivity.
Get a Personal Injury Lawyer if You a Suffer Traumatic Brain Injury
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury during a car accident, it is essential to get a personal injury lawyer to represent you. Brain injuries are rarely simple, as a variety of factors contribute to the timeline for recovery. Some brain injuries can have long lasting symptoms, such as headaches and difficulty focusing, that can take away from your future earnings. Only an experienced personal injury attorney has the knowledge needed to make sure you get the compensation you deserve if you suffer a traumatic brain injury during a car accident.
Contact Bates Law, APC for TBI From Auto Accident Representation
Bates Law, APC in San Diego offers personal injury representation for those who got injured during a car accident. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury during a car accident in San Diego, please contact Bates Law, APC today. Give us a call at (619) 222-0900.