Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Car accidents can be the cause of serious life-threatening brain injuries. About 2.5 million people experience a traumatic brain injury each year. In these cases, you want to make sure you seek medical attention immediately. In some injury cases, you don’t know you have injured your head because you don’t feel immediate pain. There are times when you don’t show head injury symptoms for weeks after an accident occurs. You should always get a medical exam after being involved in a car accident, especially if you hit your head or sustained any type of force to the head. Listed below is some information regarding traumatic brain injuries and the symptoms associated with this injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death in the United States. If you have experienced head trauma there are some symptoms you should be aware of. Some immediate symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include headache, feeling dazed, nausea, disoriented, fatigued, drowsy, or loss of balance. Some sensory problems you might experience are blurred vision, inability to smell, sensitivity to light, ringing in the ears, or sensitivity to sound. If you feel any of these symptoms go seek medical help immediately because you don’t want things to get worse. The long term effects of this type of injury are not good. These issues include memory loss. Concentration deficits, depression, anxiety, or mood swings. 

These symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The more serious long term effects can impact someone’s life forever. If they develop memory problems, those will typically last forever. Research is constantly being done on brain injuries and how they affect the body long term. Some medical specialists are researching connections of traumatic brain injuries to Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, or Parkinson’s disease as the individual ages. Since these diseases occur over time, individuals must take any type of brain injury seriously. Car Accidents And Traumatic Brain Injuries

Taking A Hit To The Head

When an individual has hit their head against any part of their vehicle serious damage can occur. The force of the initial hit pushes the individual’s brain against the interior of the skull. This force causes brain cells to stretch and tear which alter the electrical and chemical balances in the brain. This causes fibers in the brain to swell and become less able to communicate with other signals in the brain. The more trauma to the brain, the higher the risk for these cells to be permanently damaged. Never take any brain injury lightly. If you have taken any type of force to your head, always seek medical attention to receive the proper diagnosis. 

Finding An Arizona Automobile Accident Attorney 

Traumatic brain injuries are very serious and can lead to bad brain disorders. If you have been involved in a car accident reach out to an auto accident attorney at ELG. Our attorneys want to help you understand all of your legal options before filing a legal claim. We also want to help you fight for your legal rights and recover the compensation you deserve.  Contact our team of knowledgeable Phoenix attorneys to explore all of your legal options and set up a consultation. Call us today at either Phoenix or Mesa Arizona law offices at (623) 877-3600.