Car accidents are a significant cause of brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can create significant disruption and damages in the lives of victims. It is helpful for victims coping with traumatic brain injuries to be familiar with the different types of brain injuries, the different types of symptoms victims may suffer and personal injury legal resources available to help them.
The different types of head injuries and symptoms victims may suffer
There are several different types of head injuries victims can suffer. Traumatic brain injuries can be both open and closed head injuries. Head injuries can include concussions, edemas or scull fractures, as well as other types of head injuries as well.
Brain injuries can be considered minor or major, however, all head and brain injuries can be serious and costly to treat.
Symptoms of a mild brain injury can include:
- light headedness
- spinning sensation
- mild confusion
- temporary ringing in the ears
Symptoms of a severe brain injury can include:
- loss of consciousness
- problems with balance or coordination
- serious disorientation
- inability to focus the eyes
- abnormal eye movements
- loss of muscle control
- persistent or worsening headache
- memory loss
- changes in mood
- leaking of clear fluid from the ear or the nose
Victims suffer with traumatic brain injuries may suffer symptoms associated with a mild head injury as well as those associated with a more severe head injury, as well, such as a traumatic brain injury. Because the immediate impact of a brain injury may not belie the true seriousness of the injury, it is important to know how to spot these symptoms.
Victims of brain injuries may experience difficulty adjusting to their new life following a brain injury and they can also sometimes use help with their physical, financial and emotional damages. Victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of the negligence of another party, such as a negligent driver in a car accident, may be able to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered through the personal injury process and should be familiar with how it may be able to help them.