The forceful collision of a car accident can cause traumatic brain injury. It’s a known fact that when serious, brain injuries can result in medical complications, requiring extensive care. Anyone experiencing a head injury from a car accident should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects hw the brain works. TBI is a major cause of death and disability. A heavy blow, impact or sharp jolt to the head can disrupt brain function, causing traumatic brain injury. In addition, if an object pierces the skull and tears brain tissue, this can also result in traumatic brain injury. Piercing could occur from a bullet or if the skull shatters and a piece of bone tears the tissue.
When serious brain damage occurs, it can leave the victim with cognitive challenges. They may have difficulty remembering, learning, reasoning, concentrating and sleeping. Furthermore, this can affect their ability to solve problems, multitask, plan, organize, make decisions or complete tasks. In addition, it can also potentially lessen their ability to communicate or cause irritability. They may have trouble understanding conversations, discerning the meaning of subtle differences or understanding non-verbal expressions.
Emotionally, they may experience depression, anxiety, mood swings or anger. They may lack empathy for other people. It can also affect how they behave. Verbal outbursts, trouble with self-control or the inability to deal with social situations are common issues.
In addition, uncomfortable physical sensations can make functioning a challenge. Persistent ringing in the ears, dizziness and imbalance, blind spots or double vision and impaired hand-eye coordination sometimes occur. A person with traumatic brain injury may even have trouble recognizing objects.
The disruption of normal brain function can be devastating. Not to mention that medical expenses and lost wages can also result in financial hardship. Hiring a lawyer and pursuing a lawsuit can assist with offsetting high expenses. Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP provides a free consultation to evaluate your case. Call our toll free number at (888) 519-6400 or reach out to us through our contact form.