California and other states are reporting a stark increase in the number of victims dealing with traumatic brain injuries. There are three main contributors that lead to this condition, which include falls, firearms, and car accidents. We’re going to take a closer look at the latter.
Over 50 TBI deaths a day
The CDC has estimated that over 50 people around the country die each day due to a traumatic brain injury, or TBI for short, as a result of a car accident. A TBI is simply defined as a severe injury to a person’s head. TBIs can be a result of sudden trauma to the head, a shock, penetrating injury or even a bump.
When it comes to head injuries that are a result of car crashes, not all of them classify as a TBI. For minor injuries, they’re simply classified as a head injury. When the injury is more mild or severe, it’s referred to as a TBI. Most individuals can easily recover from a mild TBI. They’ll experience dizziness, irritability, poor attention span, depression and even seizures in some cases.
In cases of a mild TBI, the victim may not be diagnosed at the scene. The adrenaline that the body releases during a motor vehicle accident may be enough to cover up any symptoms of a TBI. However, the victim may start to experience TBI symptoms later that day. In this event, it’s important that they seek a follow-up medical exam to help diagnose their condition.
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is not something that many of us want to think about. However, it does happen, and some victims end up with a TBI. You might want to speak with an attorney if the crash was caused by the negligence of another driver.