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How a traumatic brain injury could lead to disabilities

On Behalf of | May 22, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

In an auto accident, you could suffer from a traumatic brain injury. They are typically the result of a blow, strike or hit to the head. The impact can damage the brain.

Brain injuries are serious as the brain often cannot heal. It’s believed that brain cells don’t regenerate, which can lead to neurological issues and disabilities. In some cases, the brain could return to normal processing, but this is unique to every injury and could take a lifetime to heal.

To understand how serious a traumatic brain injury is and how it can lead to disabilities, you may need to learn about several different kinds of traumatic brain injuries. Here’s what you should know:

3 kinds of traumatic brain injuries

Every traumatic brain injury is unique. Here are a few commonly expected medical conditions that can occur after suffering from an injury:

  1. Concussions: This is caused by the head suffering a blow and the brain rattling around the skull.
  2. Brain bruising: The brain could bruise after suffering from a hit. The bruising can swell and put pressure on the skull and nerves.
  3. Brain bleeding: As the swelling increases, the bruise could bleed. As the bruise continues to swell and bleed, brain cells could be damaged.

As the brain suffers from damaged brain cells, the victim could suffer from neurological issues.

Living with disabilities after a traumatic brain injury

As stated above, many people suffer from long-term disability after traumatic brain injuries. Some people could experience headaches and dizziness or impaired vision and eyesight. In some cases, the brain damage could result in paralysis.

If you’re in an auto accident and suffering from a traumatic brain injury, then you may need to reach out for legal help to ensure you don’t suffer the consequences of someone else’s actions.