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What Are the Most Common Types of TBIs After an Accident?

Injured driver holding neck

Depending on the accident's severity, when you get into an auto collision, your body can go through a lot of trauma. Many injuries may occur as a result of such severe trauma. However, one of the most serious forms is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These can have long-lasting effects on your health and well-being and even result in lifelong challenges that alter your daily life.

  1. Concussion

This is perhaps the most well-known type of TBI. A concussion occurs when there is a blow to the head, causing the brain to move back and forth rapidly. This can cause various symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light or sound.

  1. Brain Contusions

This is a more extreme version of a concussion. In this injury, there is actual bruising of the brain tissue. Symptoms can range from mild headaches to seizures, depending on the severity of the contusion.

  1. Skull Fractures

These occur when the skull is broken due to a severe impact. Depending on the severity of the fracture, it can result in brain damage, hearing loss, or vision impairment.

  1. Hematomas

These are blood collections in the brain tissue, usually caused by a traumatic impact. Hematomas can be either epidural, subdural, or intracerebral, depending on their location within the brain.

  1. Hemorrhages

Hemorrhages occur when there is bleeding in the brain. The bleeding can be subarachnoid, intracerebral, or subdural, depending on where it occurs. This type of TBI can cause long-term damage to the brain if left untreated.

Getting into a car accident is scary - and the resulting traumatic brain injury can be even more difficult. It's important to know what different types of TBIs can occur and their symptoms. Even if you feel okay after a car accident, getting medical attention is critical so that any potential TBIs can be identified and treated.

It is also highly recommended to work with a skilled attorney who can stand on your side and help you navigate the legal process after an accident. So if you are in a collision, prioritize your health and well-being by seeking medical attention and contacting a knowledgeable attorney. It’s the best way to ensure success in getting your life back on track after your accident.

Let Us Help

If you or a loved one have been recently in a car accident that has caused injuries leading to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about your next steps. It is important to remember that there are legal options available to you that can help hold the responsible parties accountable.

You deserve experienced and knowledgeable legal representation who will fight for your rights and recognize how your injuries may affect your life. Here at Piering Law Firm we have a team of skilled attorneys who specialize in TBI cases and will fight for the justice, compensation, and closure you need during this difficult experience. Don't go at it alone. We offer full support every step of the way so you can focus on your health and optimal recovery while we take care of the rest. Reach out today to discuss the details of your case and get the representation you deserve.

Learn more about how the team at Piering Law Firm can help you file a claim and protect your rights if you are in an accident by calling (916) 476-2399 or by visiting our website.