A traumatic brain injury or “TBI” can be caused when driver or passenger strikes their head on the head rest, steering wheel, dashboard or any part of the vehicle, or a quick snapping or jolting of the head.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 64,000 TBI-related deaths in 2020.
Car crashes are one of the leading causes of TBI cases in the United States. The head and body were not created to withstand the brute forces created in a car crash.
Whether a person is involved in a rear-end, front-end, t-bone, or any crash where there’s a sudden change of speed and impact, the driver and passenger are always at risk of sustaining a TBI or spinal injury.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain works. It may be caused by a:
There are three main types of TBI (Per the CDC):
TBI’s are put in three categories: Mild/Concussion, Moderate and Severe. However, any brain injury should be taken seriously.
Mild TBI and Concussion
Most TBIs that occur each year are mild TBIs or concussions. A mild TBI or concussion is caused by:
This sudden movement can cause:
These changes in the brain lead to symptoms that may affect how a person thinks, learns, feels, acts, and sleeps.
A moderate TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.
For those who survive, a moderate TBI may lead to long-term or life-long health problems that may affect all aspects of a person’s life. These health problems have been described as being similar to the effects of a chronic disease.
A person with a moderate TBI may need ongoing care to help with their recovery. A moderate or severe TBI not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll.
A severe TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.
A severe TBI nearly always leads to long-term or life-long health problems that may affect all aspects of a person’s life. These health problems have been described as being similar to the effects of a chronic disease.
A person with a severe TBI will probably need ongoing care to help with their recovery. A moderate or severe TBI not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll. The medical costs can be astronomical and devastating, emotionally and financially, to the injured person and their entire family.
Evaluating and Diagnosing TBIs
TBI cases can be difficult for medical providers to properly detect and treat. Auto insurance companies know this and they hire medical experts to say that the injured person is “fine” and did not sustain a head injury.
MRIs and CT scans can be helpful but many times they fail to show the brain injury.
Seeking and receiving the best possible traumatic brain injury medical care is paramount for your health and your car crash case.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
The most common symptoms reported by brain injury and concussed car crash victims:
John Wright, Esq. has represented numerous car crash clients with a TBI or concussion. He knows how a TBI or concussion can deeply impact a person’s life and how the insurance companies will hire experts and lawyers to make their life worse.
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