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Catastrophic Accident Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the most serious injuries that a person can suffer in a car accident (or other catastrophic event) is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This type of injury can occur when someone suffers a significant impact to the brain, or when an object pierces the skull and enters into the brain tissue. This can lead to headaches, confusion, fatigue, behavioral changes, as well as affect a person's memory and thinking. When a TBI is severe, it can cause symptoms such as: 

  • Severe headaches
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Loss of coordination
  • Weakness in the extremities
  • Agitation 

If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI in an accident in Philadelphia, then you may be eligible for compensation. To file a claim for damages, you can get the help of a Philadelphia injury lawyer.

Is there any treatment for TBI?

If you notice symptoms of traumatic brain injury in an accident victim, then that person needs immediate medical attention. While some of the initial brain damage may be irreversible, a physician may be able to prevent further injury to the brain. To do so, the victim will need to receive oxygen, so that their body and brain get the proper supply. A physician may also need to maintain the victim's blood flow. These are necessary steps to prevent a TBI from becoming significantly worse.

Once the victim is stabilized, an imaging test can help determine the extent of the TBI. If the injuries are moderate, these tests may be X-rays of the head and neck, which will check for damage to the spine. If the Traumatic brain injury is severe, then physicians may do a CT scan. A severely injured victim may need rehabilitation, as well as various forms of therapy. Therapy for traumatic brain injuries may include: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychology
  • Physical medicine
  • Social support 

According to recent data, nearly 1.7 million people sustain a TBI each year. While a majority of them are concussions, a jolt or blow to the head can lead to a serious injury to the brain. If an accident resulted in a TBI due to someone else's negligence, then the victim may recover damages for their medical expenses, any pain and suffering, and any loss of current or future wages. To find out if a victim may claim damages, you can get the professional advice of a Philadelphia injury lawyer.

Help After a Traumatic Brain Injury in Philadelphia

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, the consequences can be devastating. It may prevent you from living the life you had known before your traumatic brain injury. With the help of Philadelphia injury lawyer, you may be able to receive compensation that can aid you in your recovery. 

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in Philadelphia, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia injury lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396

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