A Bucks County auto accident can result in a myriad of car accident injuries. In many instances, a victim’s head suffers a blow, which results in a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The results can be devastating, leading to a permanent injury and affecting a person’s quality of life.
What is a TBI?
A traumatic brain injury occurs when head trauma is sustained during a blow to the head. Oftentimes, the blow occurs when an accident victim’s head:
- Is struck with force.
- Strikes another object such as a windshield or pavement.
- When the brain experiences sudden movement, such as with whiplash.
What are Common Causes of TBIs?
During a car accident, especially if a person is not wearing a seat belt, the victim’s head is vulnerable to a TBI. TBIs commonly occur when a person’s head strikes:
- The dashboard or side windows.
- Their own windshield.
- The other vehicle’s windshield.
- The pavement.
- A stationary object, such as a tree or utility pole.
What are Common TBI Symptoms?
A TBI, no matter how slight the blow appears, can result in a serious injury. You should seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following TBI symptoms:
- Seizures and epilepsy.
- Increased fatigue.
- Loss of memory.
- Noticeable change in behavior, such as irritability and impulsive behavior.
- Inability to concentrate.
- Impaired vision.
- Loss of taste and smell.
- Problems with hearing and balance.
How do I Prevent a TBI?
Unfortunately, not all accidents resulting in a TBI can be prevented. However, motorists can take certain precautions to help reduce the risks of suffering a TBI. Drivers are encouraged to make sure that they and their passengers use seat belts at all times. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should wear helmets at all times.
Are All TBIs Apparent?
The simple answer is no. Many symptoms fail to manifest obvious outward symptoms. In many cases, symptoms don’t show up until weeks following an accident, resulting in a lack of immediate and proper medical care. That is why you should seek medical attention immediately if you suffer a blow to the head, no matter the type of accident.
Can I Hold the Other Driver Liable?
If your car accident is the fault of another driver, you might be able to hold them liable for your damages and may be eligible for compensation for your damages. However, it will be up to you to prove the other person’s negligence.
The experienced team at Cordisco & Saile can help you build an effective accident injury case. We have helped hundreds of accident victims build successful cases and get the compensation they deserve. We can help you and will work hard to defend your rights.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident resulting in a TBI, contact one of our experienced Bucks County auto accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.