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Brain injuries can be more serious than victims realize

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2024 | Personal Injury Lawsuit

Traumatic brain injuries happen in many different ways. Car accidents are one of the leading causes. People also suffer injuries in falls at work, or they could suffer TBIs as a result of violence. These are just a few examples of many potential incidents that could lead to serious injury. 

One of the difficulties with TBIs is that they can be closed-head injuries. There are no external symptoms or signs of injury. The brain has been damaged within the skull. This means that the extent of the injury can be difficult to judge. The injured person has to consider what internal symptoms they have, such as a headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, mental confusion and things of this nature. They may have been much more seriously injured than they realize.

The risk of avoiding medical treatment

In some situations, an injured person will avoid medical treatment. For instance, say that someone strikes their head in a car accident. They do have a headache, but they think they just have a mild concussion. They decide to go home and get some rest, assuming that they will quickly recover.

What if that person has a brain hemorrhage or a subdural hematoma? What if they have internal bleeding, such as bleeding in the brain tissue or in the cavity between the brain and the skull? In cases like these, the injury could eventually become severe and symptoms could grow much worse – or even become fatal. That’s why it’s such a risk to skip that immediate medical treatment.

If you have suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligent behavior, you may have substantial medical bills. Carefully take the time to look into your options to seek compensation.