A traumatic brain injury is something that nobody would want to experience in their lifetime. We need to make sure that we always look at it as something that we will not experience.
Nonetheless, we still need to talk about the effects and causes of a traumatic brain injury and how we can properly handle it.
Let us begin.
What are the causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury after a car accident is often caused when a person’s head receives a hard blow or a jolt coming from the steering wheel or the window of the car or any other solid object during the crash. But, the keyword here is that it is often caused by those things but a brain of a person can still be injured even if there is no direct blow or jolt to the head of the person.
The important factor here would be the force that is created by the sudden impact or sudden crash of the motor vehicles that causes a person’s head to violently whip backward and forward. This results in the person’s brain crashing first against the front interior of the skull and then against the back interior of the skull. This would result in a contusion or a brain hemorrhage.
A contusion is a traumatic brain injury that is caused by bruising in the brain while a brain hemorrhage is bleeding from the brain within the skull.
What are the symptoms to look out for?
There are many symptoms that you should look out for when it comes to dealing with traumatic brain injury. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms that we have listed below you should see to it that you get treated and immediately get a doctor to check out your situation.
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of memory of events immediately before the crash
- Loss of memory of events immediately after the crash
- Feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused
- Feeling drowsy and/or difficult to arouse
- Difficulty thinking clearly and reasoning
- Difficulty making decisions and solving problems
- Difficulty concentrating and paying attention
- Difficulty communicating
- Word-finding difficulty
- Problem-solving difficulty
- Poor judgment
- Lack of insight
- Slurred speech
- Movement disorders
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to noise and light
- Ringing in ears
- Lost of sense of taste and/or smell
- Change in mood
- Decrease in energy levels
- Change in sex drive
- Change in sleep patterns
- Sleep disorders
- Difficulty with planning and organization
- Increased aggression
Traumatic brain injury may be manifested in many different ways. Keep in mind that we always remind our clients that if they experienced a car crash, the most important thing to do would be to get themselves checked out.
We also experience trauma in different ways and the effect of trauma in one person may not be the same as the effect of trauma in another person. With this keep in mind that you have to always be on the lookout for any of the symptoms even if you think that you are ok after a car crash in Michigan.
Should I get tested immediately?
It goes without saying but you should get tested immediately if you have been in a car crash. There are many ways that individuals get tested and diagnosed with their trauma and this would include MRI testing and CT scans to show the structural changes in the brain.
To properly diagnose the traumatic brain injury after the car accident, you need to make sure that the doctors will also recommend the tests of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and a Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT).
Is there treatment for a traumatic brain injury?
Yes, there are a lot of treatments available for those who suffered traumatic brain injuries. The key here is to make sure that you get treated as soon as possible and that you get diagnosed as soon as possible. The treatments would include the following:
- cognitive-behavioral remediation;
- pharmacologic management;
- assistive technology;
- environmental manipulation;
- education; and
What is life like after a traumatic brain injury?
A lot of the survivors of traumatic brain injuries often report that there are many changes in their lives that they can no longer change after a traumatic brain injury. For some individuals, the effect is very catastrophic in that they need 24-hour care after the brain injury.
In Case of Doubt
In case of doubt, keep in mind that it is your no-fault insurance provider who would ultimately pay for your medical bills. As long as you get unlimited or no-limit coverage, you should be properly covered at a time when you need the best kind of coverage for your health and safety.
Contact Your Lawyer Today
If you have an insurance claim that you need assistance with or you suffered a traumatic brain injury, you should contact us today. A lawyer can help you get started with your claim. A lawyer at Haque Legal will see to it that your needs are met from beginning to the end of the proceedings. You are always in good hands with Haque Legal and what it has to offer.
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