The Types of Brain Injury

Head Injury

Getting into a car accident can cause serious injuries, including serious and traumatic brain injuries. Understanding these injuries will better help you prepare for the unexpected. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries following a car accident. The attorneys at the Dashner Law Firm offer the following information to help you better understand brain and car accident injuries.

Concussions

Concussions are one of the most common and most serious types of brain injuries people suffer after an accident. Many people think that if you don’t lose consciousness, you don’t need medical attention, but this isn’t true. Any time you hit your head, you should seek medical attention, especially if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Mood swings
  • Problems with speaking, thinking, or concentrating
  • Loss of consciousness

In some cases, these symptoms may not appear until a day or two following the injury. If not treated, they can cause permanent brain damage or even death, so make sure you act swiftly and appropriately if you notice these symptoms in yourself or a loved one.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of a sudden, strong force that causes shock and damage to the brain. People who suffer this type of injury lose consciousness and may remain unconscious for a long period of time. Additionally, they may have severely impaired abilities once they wake up. Some never regain consciousness, leaving family members to decide whether to discontinue life support.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury as the result of a car accident, seek medical attention immediately. You should also contact an personal injury attorney about getting compensation. Call the Dashner Law Firm at 972-793-8989 for more information and a free consultation.