According to the Center for Disease Control, on a daily basis more than 100 people die of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). This number is staggering and while more than one-half of these injuries are a result of falls, TBIs can also be associated with automobile accidents. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI, hiring Nashville injury lawyers can help defer some of the medical costs you are going to face long-term.
What are TBIs?
Traumatic brain injuries occur when victims suffer serious blows to the head and in some cases, to the body. During a car accident, you may be thrown forward and bang your head on the dashboard or you may be thrown backwards and bang your head on the seat. Pedestrians, motorcycle operators and bicyclists can also suffer TBIs after being struck by a car or truck. The impact of an accident may cause the brain to move back and forth in the skull which is typically the cause of the damage.
Symptoms of TBIs
Oftentimes, symptoms are confusing because they may be similar to that of a very mild concussion. Some of the common symptoms include headache, nausea and drowsiness. Oftentimes, moderate to severe TBIs are not symptomatic for a few hours or days after an injury occurs.
Always protect yourself
If you are involved in any type of automobile accident, you should seek immediate medical attention, even if you believe you have no injuries. The long-term problems associated with TBIs include seizures, mood changes, difficulty with memory and concentration. In very drastic cases, victims could lapse into a coma and have permanent damage including loss of vision and problems swallowing.
If you or someone you love has suffered from a traumatic brain injury after an automobile or truck accident where you were not at fault, you have the right to be compensated for your medical treatment and care. Consider contacting Mitch Grissim & Associates for a consultation. While there is never a guarantee of compensation, we can help make sure you are treated fairly by insurance companies and your medical bills are covered in their entirety.