If you are involved in a car accident or slip and fall, you may experience several types of injuries. One of the most serious is a traumatic brain injury or TBI.
Some people refuse medical treatment after an accident because they don’t feel hurt. Unfortunately, this can lead to even more issues since some TBIs can take days (or longer) to show symptoms.
Failure to seek treatment only allows the injury to become worse. Some of the long-term issues that TBIs can cause after an accident are found here.
Some TBIs can cause seizures. These can occur in the early stages of the injury or several years after it happens. If you experience regular seizures, the condition is called post-traumatic epilepsy.
Blood vessel damage
In a TBI, several large or small blood vessels may be damaged. The damage can cause blood clots, a stroke or other issues.
Experiencing frequent headaches is common after a traumatic brain injury. These may occur a week after the injury and could persist for a few months. Sometimes, after a TBI, you will deal with headaches for the rest of your life.
Vertigo is another condition you may experience after a TBI. This condition is characterized by dizziness after a traumatic brain injury.
Penetrating wounds and skull fractures can tear the protective tissues around your brain. This can lead to bacteria getting into your brain and causing infections.
Recovering compensation after a traumatic TBI
If you are involved in an accident that’s caused by someone else’s fault or negligence, you may be able to recover compensation. It’s best to learn what legal options you have to ensure you take the right steps to receive the damages you are entitled to.