Kansas City Townsend Law Firm

What you need to know about car accidents and TBIs

On Behalf of | Apr 1, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the most serious types of injury that can occur following a car crash. If you’ve recently been injured in a crash, it is important to understand the symptoms and the steps you need to take to have a positive outcome.

What are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)?

TBIs occur when there is a sudden impact or jolt to the head that causes the brain to move around inside the skull. This can happen in a car accident when the head hits the steering wheel, dashboard or window. The force of the impact can cause bruising, bleeding and damage to nerve cells in the brain.

Common symptoms of TBIs

TBIs can range from mild to severe, and the symptoms will depend on the extent of the injury. One of the most common symptoms is a headache, which can be accompanied by dizziness, nausea and vomiting. You may also experience confusion, difficulty concentrating or memory problems. If the injury is more severe, you may lose consciousness or have seizures.

Steps to take if you think you have a TBI

If you think you or someone else has been in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. A doctor will be able to order tests, such as a CT scan or MRI, to assess the extent of the injuries, which often includes TBIs.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. You can start the process by reporting the accident to your insurance company.

Just remember that you will need to gather evidence to support your claim, which can include medical records, police reports and witness statements. Once you have all of the necessary documentation, you might even be able to file a personal injury claim.

TBIs are serious injuries that can have a long-term impact on your health and well-being. If you become injured in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately and take the necessary steps to receive justice and compensation.