What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

It is imperative for you to consult a doctor right away

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Accidents are unpredictable. You may be standing at the side of the road, waiting for the bus, when all of a sudden you are hit by a vehicle. At other times, you may be waiting for the green light, when your car was hit by a vehicle at the rear causing you to slam your head on the steering wheel. When any of these accidents happen, one would always incur injuries ranging from light to serious injuries.


One of the serious injuries that befall victims of accidents is a traumatic brain injury. This may not be seen in the afternoon since the injury occurs in the brain. However, when this condition is not given the immediate and proper medical attention, the effects can be devastating and can be very costly. Considering that the brain controls every bodily function, you can not simply begin to imagine the tragic effects an injury would have on the person.

Traumatic brain injury is caused when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. This is often caused when the head hits something hard and with such force. It can also be caused when the skull is pierced by an object and the brain tissue is hit or it by the object. The effect of the injury on the brain can be mild or severe depending on the damage to the brain. The symptoms of a mild brain trauma are a headache, dizziness, tired eyes, lethargy, behavioral changes, memory troubles, confusion, and so many others. Serious brain injury is characterized by convulsions, slurred speech, agitation, inability to wake up, dilation of pupils, and many other symptoms that are beyond normalcy.

When you or a loved one experiences any of the symptoms after an accident, whether it would be the mild symptoms or the severe ones, it is imperative for you to consult a doctor right away so that you may know whether you are suffering from a traumatic Brain injury or not. It is not advisable to wait for a couple of days or weeks more before you ascertain either you are suffering from a brain injury because every minute counts. And when your doctor has ascertained that there is damage to the brain, it is now time to seek the help of a lawyer since the injury was caused by the accident, of which you were the victim.

Any treatment for a brain injury costs a lot and since you were just a victim of the circumstance, it is your right to be compensated by the party responsible for the accident, and the only way to do this is to file a lawsuit in court. Since this would require knowledge on the legal aspect of things, there is a need for you to consult a lawyer who could file the right lawsuit and help you demand compensation.

Source by Frank Schumacher