Many people get seriously injured in a car accident every year. During an accident, the driver and the passenger may receive a blow to their head if a fast-moving vehicle suddenly stops or changes direction. This unexpected impact can result in traumatic brain injuries. Consequences of such injuries may range from mild concussions to coma with lifetime treatment.
There are various types of brain injuries, and knowing each kind of them should be helpful for you as a victim to get legal rights and claims. Hiring an attorney from Delventhal Law Office, LLC will guide and help you get the right compensation you deserve.
Symptoms of brain injuries.
An injury to the brain caused by a blow to your head is termed a brain injury. This injury can be broken down into two types: primary and secondary injury.
Primary injury occurs during the initial impact, where the brain collides with the hard part of the inner skull, potentially damaging certain lobes or even the entire brain. A person could appear fine depending on the severity of the initial impact.
However, in secondary injury, the brain undergoes swelling and push against the skull’s interior, preventing the oxygen-rich blood from reaching certain parts of the brain.
Symptoms of such traumatic brain injuries include:
- Memory Loss.
- Loss of consciousness.
Types of brain injuries.
You can get different types of head injuries depending on the severity of the impact. These are:
- Hematoma: When a blood vessel ruptures and blood starts clotting to prevent the bleeding, it leads to Hematoma. The clot is removed by surgery.
- Concussion: It is generally a mild injury that temporarily causes confusion and issues with memory, balance, speech, and vision. It is treated by allowing the brain a certain time to rest.
- Contusion: A blow to the head can cause bleeding underneath the skin; the injury is known as a contusion. Surgery may be required if the bleeding does not stop by itself.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): Violent back-and-forth brain movement inside the skull leads to DAI, causing tears to the nerve axons. This can lead to death in severe cases.
- Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (TSAH): It occurs in the brain’s surrounding area. This bleeding damages the brain cells by increasing pressure on them.
Your rights after a brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries impact victim’s health severely and invite large medical expenses. Brain injuries can be fatal or leave the victim with lifelong negative effects. An attorney can help you gather evidence, build your case, and get the right compensation you deserve.