Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are on the list of common injuries experienced by motor vehicle accident victims in Florida. There are many consequences of a TBI such as changes in personality and mood as well as increased sensitivity to light and sounds. In some cases, neurological damage may make it impossible to go back to work or school.
Causes of TBIs
A TBI may be caused in a number of different ways and may occur regardless of the severity of a car accident. For instance, you may suffer a TBI after making contact with a hard surface within the vehicle or outside of it. Your head may also be forced to move in an unnatural manner in the immediate aftermath of a crash, which can cause your brain to literally make contact with your skull as well as whiplash and back injuries.
Signs of a TBI
There are many signs that you may have a head injury. These signs may include dizziness, an inability to speak or trouble with short- or long-term memory. You may also have trouble eating, sleeping or engaging in other basic activities. Finally, you may experience severe head or neck pain as the result of being struck in the head or having your head or neck jolted in an unnatural manner. Ideally, you will seek treatment immediately after a wreck so that you can get a timely diagnosis and get the help you need before your condition further deteriorates.
A traumatic brain injury may have a significant impact on your life, which is why you may be entitled to compensation including payments for medical bills, lost wages and other damages.