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2 common types of brain injuries that can result from a car crash

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2023 | Personal Injury

A car accident can leave you with different kinds of injuries. While some injuries like bruises and minor cuts may not be significant, others can be life-altering. If you are involved in a car accident, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. And if the accident was caused by someone else’s reckless actions, you need to pursue them for damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

It is not uncommon for a car accident to result in some form of brain injury. The type of injury you sustain will determine the symptoms you will experience as well as how your injury will impact your life. That said, here are two types of brain injuries that you can sustain following a car wreck.

Concussions

Concussions happen when the brain is violently subjected to a bump, jolt or blow during the accident.  Whereas concussions are categorized as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), they can still lead to serious health complications if you do not seek treatment in time. Some of the signs of concussion include nausea, persistent headache or migraines, ringing in the ears, vomiting and blurred vision.

Contusion

A contusion is basically a bruise on the brain tissue. This type of brain injury happens when the head is subjected to a violent jolt that results in the brain ramming against the skull bone. Most contusions heal on their own. However, more severe ones can lead to serious complications like hemorrhage and blood clots.

During a car accident, a contusion can happen during a head-on, rear-end or side collision.

Seeking damages

Make no mistake, brain injuries are serious. Even a minor form of brain injury can leave a lasting impact on your life. If you or someone you love sustains brain injuries following a car wreck, you need to file a personal injury claim against the liable party as soon as you possibly can.