While it is certainly a good thing that most of the millions of car accidents that occur in the United States do not result in serious injury, there are still a significant number of car crashes in which someone suffers a terrible injury, such as traumatic brain injury.
These types of injuries often result in lingering effects which can require ongoing medical care for many years, sometimes for life. Dealing with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can quickly become a terrible ordeal; pain and loss of function can be permanent, medical bills mount quickly, and many people lose time at work, or are even forced to stop working altogether.
There are many common questions that people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury ask: (traumatic brain injuries frequently asked questions)
Q: How soon can I expect to be fully recovered from my TBI?
A: There just isn’t a simple answer to this question. Some people recover from mild TBI, such as mild concussions, fairly quickly. On the other hand, many people suffer permanent disability from a severe TBI. In many cases, there is no good way to predict how long it will take to recover from your injury.
Q: What are some of the side effects of a traumatic brain injury?
A: There are simple symptoms one might assume to see, such as headaches, nausea, and loss of equilibrium. However, the side effects can become much more serious, and sometimes connecting the symptoms to the head injury can be incredibly difficult. Additionally, TBI can lead to more serious issues, including back pain, stomach problems, and depression. These symptoms can add up to a debilitating condition that not only prevents you from making a living, but it can seriously impact your overall quality of life.
Q: Does a hit to the head always result in a TBI?
A: The brain is fairly resilient, and most of the time, when you hit your head on the mantle, or an open cabinet door, the everyday kind of accident that occurs to us all at one point or another, the brain does just fine. But, it doesn’t take too much force more than that to cause an injury that should be of concern. Your brain is important, so don’t take any chances with it. If you’ve been in an accident and hit your head hard enough that you fear it may cause a problem, seek medical help as soon as possible. And if this accident has been caused by the irresponsible behavior of another person or an organization, speak to an attorney as soon as possible, you may need their help in protecting your legal rights.
An experienced attorney can ensure that your medical care is appropriately covered by insurance. Sometimes this requires negotiating with the insurance company. The most important thing to understand is that you have rights, and the person who caused your injury, who caused your medical bills, and your loss of quality of life, can be held responsible for his or her actions.
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