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Severe TBIs could cause long-lasting damages

| Dec 13, 2018 | serious injuries

No one in New Jersey expects to be in car accident on any given day. However, motor vehicle accidents caused by negligent drivers happen every day, and can cause a person to suffer serious injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

A TBI takes place when a person experiences a serious hit or jolt to the head. TBIs can cause bruising of the brain, tear brain tissue and cause bleeding of the brain. A person who suffers a serious TBI can experience long-term complications or may even die because of the TBI.

The symptoms of a TBI could manifest themselves hours after the incident, but sometimes do not become apparent for days. Therefore, if a person is in a serious car crash, it is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of a severe TBI.

Severe TBIs can make a person fall unconscious. A person could have a bad headache that won’t go away. They may feel nauseated and vomit. They could even experience seizures. They could lose feeling and strength in their fingers and toes. A serious TBI could also cause a person to slur their speech. Mentally, they may be extremely confused and combative. They could even fall into a coma. Some complications of a severe TBI include post-traumatic epilepsy, the buildup of fluid in the brain, infection, damaged blood vessels that could lead to clotting or a stroke, and vertigo, among other long-term complications.

Treating a TBI can lead to significant medical expenses, especially if one needs ongoing therapy or rehabilitation to overcome the complications caused by the injury. In addition, there could be a loss of income if a person is unable to work due to the TBI. Also, a person with a TBI can experience significant pain and suffering. Some people might find that their life has been forever changed due to the TBI. Thus, if a person suffers a TBI due to the fault of another, such as in a motor vehicle accident, that person may want to explore their options for pursuing compensation for the damages they suffered.