Recovering from a Brain Injury from a Car Crash

Recovering from a Brain Injury from a Car Crash

Recovering from a Brain Injury from a Car Crash

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain which is caused by an external physical force such as a vehicle accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall.

According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were nearly 61,000 TBI-related deaths in 2019. Other data from CDC shows that over five years, the leading cause of TBI is falls (47%), which is followed by being hit by an object (15%) and automobile crashes (14%).

However, not all TBI is obvious, as one can have a TBI without losing consciousness and may act as if they have not suffered this severe and life-altering injury. For example, people who have been shot have been known to go about doing things with no indication of unconsciousness.

Criteria for Identifying Presence of TBI and Severity

There is a commonly accepted criterion for identifying the presence of TBI and its severity. This includes identifying brain tissue damage because of an external force applied to the head and at least one of the following:

  • Evidence of unconsciousness
  • The affected person is unable to recall the traumatic event
  • The injured person has sustained a skull fracture, post-traumatic seizure, or a brain scan shows abnormality due to the trauma

A TBI varies in the degree of severity from mild to severe.

Recovery from TBI

Recovery from TBI focuses on having the patient basically re-learn the following:

  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Mental coordination

Patients are also put on rigorous physical and mental exercises to bring them as much back to normalcy as possible.

Call a Beverly Hills Personal Injury Attorney

If you are recovering from a brain injury caused by a car accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. Call Jalilvand Law at 310.478.5800 or reach us online today for a free consultation.