Each year in the United States approximately 1.7 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Traumatic brain injuries range in severity, however, any type of injury to the brain can result in life-altering, sometimes life-threatening, damages. Sadly, more than 30 percent of all deaths in the United States are attributed to traumatic brain injuries, the third leading causal factor in injury-related fatalities.
Auto accidents in Alabama occur each and every day. As traffic congestion continues to surge, more and more drivers are entering the roadways thus increasing the probability of a traffic collision. Seriously catastrophic traffic crashes tend to be associated with traumatic brain injuries. As such, all accident victims in Alabama are encouraged to seek professional medical care immediately following any type of collision.
Passengers who have suffered in a serious car crash and sustain a TBI may lose control of a variety of functions. The brain is responsible for controlling the following:
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Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Sports injury, slip and falls, and motor vehicle collisions are the three most common causes of traumatic brain injuries today. When any type of strong impact causes the head to jerk swiftly or any direct blow to the head may result in a number of serious complications. When the brain physically moves inside of the skull the brain suffers from the damage, this is referred to as a TBI.
An acquired brain injury is another type of injury that a person may suffer. Typically, these injuries are caused by stroke, infection, choking, near drowning, toxic drug, electric shock, and airway obstruction. In these cases, the brain lacks the necessary oxygen and blood flow that it needs, causing the tissue to die. Many of these types of damages leave the victim in a coma or vegetative state. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s negligence, Citrin Law Firm is here for you.
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Symptoms of TBI
There are a wide range of potential issues inherent with traumatic brain injuries. As such, the signs and symptoms related to this kind of damage ranges significantly. Medical treatment for these damages will vary dependent upon the specific type of injury. Nevertheless, some form of rehabilitation is almost always required. Seeking proper medical care after a collision has occurred is imperative for those who have suffered any trauma to the head.
The following are some of the common TBI signs and symptoms:
- Hearing issues
- Dilated or uneven pupils
- Increases in blood pressure
- Loss of consciousness
- Slow breathing
- Memory problem
- Poor attention span
- Spinal fluid leaking from nose or ears
- Vision changes
- Slurring and/or swallowing difficulty
Many people are under the impression that those who suffer from a brain trauma automatically go into a coma. However, many accident victims suffering from head injuries will feel these signs and symptoms without going into a coma. As such, if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, it is imperative to seek medical help as soon as possible, the longer that a patient waits to receive treatment, the worse the injuries tend to get.
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