It is important to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are serious injuries but at times, such as following a car accident, their impact may not be immediately visible or apparent. As a result, it is important to know what to watch for if a traumatic injury is suspected following a car accident or other type of traumatic accident. If the accident was caused by a negligent driver, legal options may be available to help victims.
Brain injuries contribute to a significant number of deaths and disabling injuries each year. In total, during 2012, 2.5 million victims suffered brain injuries. TBI injuries account for 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can be open or closed injuries and closed-head injuries can sometimes be difficult to spot so it is important to watch for the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury following a car accident, for instance.
Accidents can't be predicted, and some accidents can't be avoided. But, when an accident does occur, it often leaves a victim or multiple victims with serious or catastrophic injuries. Such injuries can affect all aspects of a person's life, whether it is caring for a family, earning money and going to work or even carrying on the basics in life. It is not uncommon for accident victims to feel helpless.
The human brain is literally the nerve center of our bodies. It controls everything we think and everything we do. Unfortunately, like all other bodily organs, the brain is susceptible to injury. Car accidents, and work injuries can cause a brain injury, taking a victim by total surprise. If responsibility for such an injury can be attributed to the negligence of another, then the victim may be able to recover compensation for his or her injury.
Most people in Allegheny County have a general idea of what it means to be in a coma. Perhaps a neighbor, a loved one, or even an individual him or herself has experienced a coma. This scary medical condition is often the result of traumatic brain injury, and completely change an individual's life. This blog post will provide a little bit of information about comas. For more complete medical information - including information about specific medical situations - a doctor should be consulted.
On an ordinary drive to school, work or the store, on an ordinary day, Pennsylvania residents can experience profound life-changing events. An unexpected and sudden car crash can cause serious injuries that impact the person for the rest of their life.
When Pennsylvania residents suffer serious injuries, they often know it right from the moment the injury is suffered. This is not always the case, however, as there can be injuries that are not immediately apparent.
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Life can change in an instant for Pennsylvania residents. A simple drive to work or school can be life-altering when an individual suffers a serious injury in a car crash or other incident.
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