If you have been in an auto accident, you should be aware of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Stats indicate TBI causes 50,000 deaths, 230,000 hospitalizations, and 80,000-90,000 people have long-term disabilities resulting from it. You may not think anything is wrong until weeks later when the signs of TBI start appearing, and by then, your case will likely already have been settled. Here are some things to know about TBI after an auto accident.
Definition of TBI
Like the name implies, TBI happens because of blunt force trauma to the head or excessive force. During an auto accident, there's a chance of the head getting driven into vehicle frames, steering wheels, windows, or getting struck
The skull consists of cerebro-spinal fluid, which serves as a protective layer during an impact. If the accident is severe enough, the fluid moves, causing the brain to hit the skull. A serious accident may cause internal bleeding and swelling, and since the blood doesn't have anywhere else to go, the brain could absorb it leading to damage.
Symptoms of TBI
Symptoms of TBI include:
Proving Your Case
If you think you have a case, prove it with the following:
Winning a vehicle accident claim for TBi can be tricky, since symptoms often do not appear immediately. If you
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