Traumatic brain injuries are common and potentially devastating effects of car accidents. A person can hit his or her head against multiple parts of the car, and the risk of traumatic brain injury increases during certain types of car accidents, like rollover collisions.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries from Car Accidents
Brain injuries can take many forms when related to car accidents. Frequently, car accidents will result in the following types of brain injuries:
- Brain bruising and contusions,
- Brain bleeds,
- Diffuse axonal injuries (brain shaking),
- Hypoxic brain injuries (partial oxygen deprivation),
- Anoxic brain injuries (complete oxygen deprivation), and
- Penetrating injuries to the skull
Brain injuries are not always readily ascertainable after a car accident. Though they can be some of the most serious types of car accident injuries, they can have vague or subtle symptoms, like headaches, nausea, or changes in mood.
Causes and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries resulting from car accidents are typically due to a form of direct head trauma. They can also occur due to jolting or shaking of the brain during a whiplash event or due to a lack of oxygen to the brain.
Treatment of traumatic brain injuries is dependent on the kind of injury and the seriousness of that injury. Mild concussion symptoms can subside with rest, but severe brain bleeds will require immediate surgery. Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries are sometimes not curable. In cases of serious brain injury, victims might not survive.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Victims of car accidents who have sustained traumatic brain injuries can pursue compensation for those injuries in Florida. The specific facts of a case will dictate the compensation available, but a victim’s car accident lawyer will work to obtain medical bill reimbursement, compensation for long-term treatment, and past and future lost wages, among other damages.
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