Traumatic Brain Injuries
Did you know that over 1.7 million Traumatic Brain Injuries cases occur in the U.S. every year? That explains why the annual costs (direct and indirect) of TBI are estimated to be around $56 billion each year.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can not only affect the victim but also their family as well. It is the sudden damage that is caused to the brain as a result of a jolt or blow to the head. If there is a mild traumatic brain injury, it may have a temporary effect on your brain cells and there can be a brief change in mental state or temporary loss of consciousness. However, in serious cases the results can be torn tissues, bruising, bleeding, and other serious complications.
A traumatic brain injury (mild or serious) can have wide-ranging effects, both psychological and physical. After a traumatic event, some symptoms can appear immediately, while others can appear after some time (days or even weeks).
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (aka intracranial injury) occurs due to a blow to the head that results in disrupting the normal functions of the brain. As the brain floats in cerebral fluid, a sudden impact propels the brain against the bone of the skull which results in damaging the tissues and blood vessels. This creates a huge problem for the victim as the brain swells and the increasing pressure on it starts to create more complications. A traumatic brain injury can cause strokes, seizures, long-term complications or even death. In most cases, TBI is caused by vehicle collisions, falls, and violence. TBIs are classified as:
Symptoms of TBI
Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatments of Traumatic Brain Injuries
In case of a mild traumatic brain injury, there is no need for a treatment and doctors only recommend rest and pain relievers. If there is a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury, immediate emergency care is required to ensure that the body has adequate oxygen and blood supply. Medications are also effective, but emergency surgery is mostly the best option in a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury. It is because surgery helps minimize any additional damage to the tissues. Hence, surgeries are done to remove clotted blood, stop bleeding in the brain, and to repair skull fractures.
The Need of a Personal Injury Lawyer
Contacting a California car accident lawyer after a traumatic brain injury is extremely important. It is because an aggressive litigation approach is needed to ensure that you don’t have to suffer physically, mentally, and most importantly, financially.
Attorney Brad Nakase is a highly acknowledged California personal injury and car accident lawyer who has represented hundreds of clients since 2005. He will take care of all the legal aspects while you or a love one recover from a brain injury. Brad Nakase will thoroughly investigate your case and will try his absolute best to hold accountable all the liable parties.
Call Brad Nakase at 619-550-1321 to discuss your case with him. You’ll get a free consultation by him on what’s need to be done and how you should approach it. Brad Nakase is here for you and we wish for your speedy recovery. Take care.