Dealing with a Brain Injury After a Car Accident
Posted on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at 9:00 am
Unfortunately, a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is one of the more common and most serious types of injuries that can occur after a motor vehicle accident. A brain injury is defined as an injury to the brain that occurs after birth and is not congenital, genetic, or the result of a degenerative condition such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. TBIs are usually caused by an external blow to the head or an object piercing the skull.
Types of Damage
Effects from a TBI can range from mild to severe and cause impairment of a broad range of functions including:
- Memory loss
- Learning disabilities
- Attention deficit
- Mood swings
- Impulsive behaviors
- Headaches and migraines
- Impaired mobility
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Muscle spasticity
As you can see from just this partial list a TBI can have a devastating impact on an accident victim and their loved ones. At its most serious, a TBI can significantly alter the rest of a person’s life.
If you or a family member have been in an accident that has resulted in a TBI the services of an experienced attorney are crucial. A lawyer will know the types and amounts of compensation to seek for this type of injury to assist now and in the future.
In addition, it’s essential for victims and those who love them to seek support and resources to cope with the life changes that a TBI brings. Some sources to check out are listed below:
- Traumatic Brain Injury Resources
- California Brain Injury Support Center
- Sacramento Head Trauma Support Project
- Resources for the Disabled
Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000.