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How to Deal With a Brain Injury After an Illinois Car Accident

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Millions of car accidents are reported to police each year and range in severity from property damage only to fatal accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 6.5 million police-reported traffic crashes in 2017. While the majority of them were property-damage-only crashes, there were nearly 2 million crashes involving injuries and more than 34,000 fatal crashes.

One of the most serious injuries you can suffer when you are in a car accident is a brain injury. The brain is arguably the most important organ in your body because it controls all of your bodily functions. Injuring this organ can result in long-term or even permanent impairment to both your physical and mental states. Suffering a brain injury from a car accident may entitle you to financial compensation if the crash was someone else’s fault.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when any type of external force causes the brain to move around inside the skull. The brain floats in a fluid within the skull and is made up of three to four pounds of delicate tissue that is only protected by a couple of thin layers of membrane. When a violent blow, shake, hit, or other force occurs to the head, the brain can move around within that fluid and bump into the walls of the skull, causing damage.

Symptoms of a TBI

Not all TBIs manifest themselves in the same way. Some people may lose consciousness immediately after the injury, while others may just be dazed or confused. Other symptoms of a TBI may not appear right away; it could take days or even weeks for some symptoms to appear. Here some of the more common symptoms of a TBI:

  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • A change in sleeping patterns
  • Sensory issues, such as ringing in the ears or blurred vision
  • Vertigo or loss of balance and/or coordination
  • Issues remembering things or concentrating on tasks
  • Changes in mood or behavior

Contact a DuPage County Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Unlike some other injuries that can be sustained from car accidents, a TBI is a serious injury that can cause you lifelong pain or can even lower your quality of life. At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we will carefully review your case and determine what type of damages you may be able to recover if your accident was caused by another driver's negligence. Our skilled Lombard, IL car accident injury attorneys will provide you with unparalleled legal assistance. Call our office today at 630-932-9100 to schedule a free consultation. You do not owe us anything until you win.

Sources:

https://cdan.nhtsa.gov/tsftables/tsfar.htm#

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

https://www.brainline.org/article/traumatic-brain-injury-signs-and-symptoms

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