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Every injury has the potential to be serious, but there are few that are as devastating as a brain injury. Brain injuries are typically referred to as traumatic brain injuries or TBIs.These injuries can vary in severity depending on the extent and location of the damage. TBIs are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Mild TBIs may be the least serious, but they can still significantly impact a victim’s life.
Millions of people sustain TBIs every year in the United States. The leading cause of these injuries is falls, which are especially common among older adults who are unsteady on their feet. Traffic accidents are another common cause of TBIs. Brain injuries occur during a collision when motorists either violently jerk their heads back and forth or hit their heads against the dashboard, windshield, steering wheel, or car door.
Being struck by an object is the third leading cause of TBIs. This can occur in many different settings. For example, a construction worker who is hit in the head by a falling object may suffer a TBI that falls under this category.
These are just some of the many causes of TBIs. Regardless of how the injury occurred, if it was caused by another person’s negligence, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim.
Victims may not realize that they’ve suffered a brain injury immediately after an accident. Sometimes, the symptoms do not appear until hours after an accident.
Personal injury attorneys recommend seeking medical attention immediately after an accident. Why is this so important? Treatment is often more effective if it is performed shortly after the injury is sustained. But, that’s not the only reason why seeing a doctor is so important after an accident.
Victims may not realize that they’ve suffered a brain injury immediately after an accident. Sometimes, the symptoms of a brain injury do not appear until hours after an accident, so victims may feel perfectly fine at first. Other victims may start to experience symptoms right away, but they may not realize the symptoms they are experiencing are being caused by a brain injury.
Sadly, this often happens to car accident victims who start to experience soreness, dizziness, and nausea after a crash. These are common symptoms of both whiplash and TBIs. As a result, many car accident victims assume they have whiplash, when in reality their injuries are far more severe.
To avoid misdiagnosing yourself, seek medical attention right away after an accident. Contact us today to discuss your legal options.