When an auto accident results in a brain injury, it can dramatically change the victim’s life. A high-speed collision can result in whiplash which, if severe enough, may cause a brain injury. If the head impacts with another object, there is also risk of catastrophic and life threatening injuries.
Bleeding Brain & TBI
The inside of the skull has sharp pieces of bone that can cause a bleed on the brain. This type of injury happens when the head is whipped or shaken violently, or when there is impact with another object in a crash.
In a many cases, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs due to the head colliding with other objects from inside or outside of the vehicle. The most likely objects include the steering wheel or dashboard. Penetration of the skull is also possible when considerable force is involved.
Treatment & Therapy
Treatment varies depending on the severity of the injury. How your rehabilitation progresses will depend on a number of factors. It may take a significant amount of time to recover, so speak to your doctors and therapists to determine realistic outcomes. It is important for brain injury victims to take advantage of both psychical and psychological treatments and therapies.
There is an emotional element of dealing with a brain injury that needs to be addressed to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends. A brain injury can cause changes in behavior that can manifest as mental illness. You may feel depressed, anxious or nervous in and around vehicles. This is absolutely normal, but you should seek treatment for your own well-being, as well as that of the people involved in your life.
For support and representation in a brain injury compensation case, speak to Rowsey & Stelter today. You can reach our Georgia office at (770) 993-5317.
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