Brain injuries are my nature traumatic. They occur when an individual slips and falls, but in other instances occur when external pressure to the head is so extreme. This scenario occurs often in truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents. If a car flips over and the person’s head is jolted or subdued under the weight of something heavy, a brain injury can result. Of course, concussions can be a secondary diagnosis as well in those situations. In addition, contusions, Coup-Contrecoup Injuries, Diffuse Axonal Injury and damage to the skull can also result.
Brain injuries typically vary in severity. With mild cases of brain injuries showing signs of discomfort and temporary brain impairment or dysfunction, more disastrous cases have permanent damage. With severe traumatic brain injury comes a lifetime of pain and emotional suffering that results from tissue damage, internal bleeding and other brain damage.
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident so severe as to cause brain injury, you must seek medical treatment right away. This is crucial to having a fighting chance to save or repair any damage or lack of oxygen going to the brain.
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers located in Los Angeles, California to speak to one of our injury attorneys who is also a traumatic brain injury specialist.