Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can change the way you live your life. They’re one of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents because your head suddenly moves in an unexpected manner or experiences a devastating impact during a crash.
There are multiple types of TBI, and understanding what you’re going through is vital when you’re pursuing compensation with the assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer. Reach out to the team at Pazner Law to learn more about your options after a TBI.
Common myths suggest concussions are mild enough that they’ll go away with time, but that’s not the truth. They’re typically caused by a direct blow to the head (for example, when a victim’s head hits the steering wheel, the road, or a vehicle’s door). They can result in nerve damage, headaches, nausea, and extreme pain.
If you’re suffering from a concussion, it’s important that you avoid speaking with insurance adjusters until you’re able to understand your symptoms and how your life will be impacted by this condition. Saying that you feel fine could significantly reduce your claim’s value.
Delayed symptoms are not rare, either. That’s why so many victims decide to not seek medical assistance. This is a mistake that causes further health complications.
Contusions are bruises and are often considered minor injuries, as the majority of them will go away with time. But the situation gets complicated when the brain is bruised. A strong impact or a violent jolt that makes your brain hit the inside of the skull can leave bruising on the brain.
Severe contusions require surgical treatment and can form blood clots if they’re ignored. Your symptoms could also be similar to those that you would normally experience from a concussion or another type of TBI, which is why a doctor’s input is vital in this scenario.
This is the most serious brain injury you could experience in a car accident, and it’s the one that causes a large number of fatalities. An open head wound takes place after a foreign object, like glass or vehicle parts, manages to penetrate the skull.
This typically causes lifelong consequences and permanent disabilities that will negatively impact your quality of life. That’s why it’s important to let a lawyer know what you’re going through, so they can make sure that all your medical expenses are included in your settlement.
A coup-contrecoup takes place when both sides of your brain are injured. This can happen when a collision is strong enough to cause your brain to hit the inside of your skull. When this happens, you end up with damage on one side that received the blow, and the other that was injured on the inside due to sudden movement.
A strong enough blow on the inside could also cause a diffuse axonal injury, which can take place any time the brain strikes the hard part of the skull. This can also result in permanent disabilities and communication difficulties due to nerve damage.
Connect with a Car Accident Lawyer
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of a TBI because of a negligent driver, it would be in your best interests to file a claim and pursue compensation as soon as possible. While it’s true that no amount of money will fix what happened, it’s crucial that you’re able to financially take care of your medical needs and all other expenses.
Car accident lawyers at Pazner Law are ready to help you. You need to be compensated fairly, and our team is ready to help you prove who’s liable for what you’re going through. You can get started today with a free consultation by calling 313-822-2244 or by completing our contact form.