Traumatic brain injuries can have permanent devastating effects. A TBI occurs when a person is hit, bumped, or struck in the head. There are lots of different things that can cause traumatic brain injuries but car accidents are the most common cause.
While it’s possible to fully recover from a TBI, often these injuries result in brain damage, which can affect motor control, language skills, and more. In some cases, TBI survivors will develop post traumatic stress disorder as a result of their injuries or the hospital stay that follows.
The warning signs of a traumatic brain injury after an accident are vomiting, seizures, persistent headache, numbness in the extremities, dilated pupils, or slurred speech. Recovery can be a long road and include rehabilitation. Due to the complexity of a traumatic brain injury, personal injury lawsuits for these types of injuries can take be complicated and take a long time to complete. Medical expenses for a TBI might be needed for the rest of the patient’s life, which means a larger and more complicated settlement amount.
It’s important to speak with a personal injury attorney if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury.