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What should you know about a traumatic brain injury?

On Behalf of | May 13, 2024 | Car Accidents

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur from a variety of factors, such as a slip-and-fall or a motor vehicle crash. These injuries can have a major impact on the victim’s ability to enjoy life and support themselves. 

For those who have a TBI, understanding a bit about the injury, how it occurred and what treatments are sometimes possible may be helpful. It may also benefit those who are involved in a crash or another incident to know this information. 

Causes of a TBI

TBIs can stem from a variety of causes. While many people think that a direct hit to the head is necessary for one of these, that’s not the case. It’s possible to have a TBI because of the brain slamming against the inside of the skull because of violent shaking or flinging of the head. 

Symptoms of a TBI

The symptoms of a TBI, which includes headaches, nausea, sleep changes and personality changes, can appear right away when the injury occurs. However, it’s also possible that these symptoms take days or weeks to appear. 

Treatments for a TBI

The treatment a person needs for a TBI depends on the specifics of the injury. Some people may need brain rest, while others may need intensive therapy or even surgery. It’s best to get this treatment moving forward as quickly as possible because a favorable outcome is more likely with prompt treatment. 

Individuals who have a TBI must ensure they get the medical care they need. This can be costly, but seeking compensation may help them to recover those costs. They can also add in compensation for lost wages and other damages. Working with someone familiar with these matters is beneficial.