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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Auto Accidents

A lot of attention has been given lately to athletes who suffer traumatic brain injury following blows to the head. It's an issue that can profoundly affect not only our favorite star athletes but our own children as they enter sports leagues in school. 

A much larger percentage of TBIs are caused by auto accidents than sports and, like TBI resulting from sports injuries, it is a subject matter that many people do not understand. Because TBI is not always immediately apparent following the auto accident and a person may suffer a TBI even when there is only minor damage to the vehicles, insurance companies will often resist paying full compensation for these injuries.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Even low speed car crashes can cause trauma to the brain. A TBI can result from an open or a closed head injury. In an open head injury, the skull and brain are pierced by an object. In a closed head injury, there is a blow to the head such as when a driver's or passenger's head strikes the dashboard, windshield, steering wheel, or other hard surface. Symptoms of a TBI may include:

· Loss of consciousness.

· Disorientation.

· Headaches.

· Nausea or vomiting.

· Dizziness.

· Blurred vision.

· Ringing in the ears.

· Sensitivity to light and sound.

· Problems with memory and concentration.

· Depression, irritability, anxiety.

How Does a TBI Affect a Plaintiff's Recovery?

More serious brain injuries may require long-term care and treatment. Especially in cases where there is minimal damage to the vehicles, insurance companies will attempt to settle these cases for far less than they are worth. It is essential that an accident victim with a head injury get checked immediately by a doctor and receive follow up care to determine the extent of the damage and whether it will have ongoing effects.

If you have suffered a TBI in a car crash, your auto accident attorney at Axelrod and Associates will work hard to ensure that you are compensated for any future treatment, care, medical equipment, medication, and surgeries that are needed because of your injury. You will need to document the nature and severity of your injury through reputable doctors and medical experts to counter the insurance company's claims that your injury must be minor because the property damage was minor. You may need to document and prove the need for future medical expenses through expert testimony to counter the insurance company's claims that you will not need future medical care. Complications may arise because of the TBI, and treatment of complications should also be a part of the full compensation that is paid by the at-fault driver or their insurance company.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, schedule a free consultation with a Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyer on the Axelrod team. Call us at (843) 916-9300 or fill out our contact form today. A much larger percentage of TBIs are caused by auto accidents than sports and, like TBI resulting from sports injuries, it is a subject matter that many people do not understand. Because TBI is not always immediately apparent following the auto accident and a person may suffer a TBI even when there is only minor damage to the vehicles, insurance companies will often resist paying full compensation for these injuries.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Even low speed car crashes can cause trauma to the brain. A TBI can result from an open or a closed head injury. In an open head injury, the skull and brain are pierced by an object. In a closed head injury, there is a blow to the head such as when a driver's or passenger's head strikes the dashboard, windshield, steering wheel, or other hard surface. Symptoms of a TBI may include:

· Loss of consciousness.

· Disorientation.

· Headaches.

· Nausea or vomiting.

· Dizziness.

· Blurred vision.

· Ringing in the ears.

· Sensitivity to light and sound.

· Problems with memory and concentration.

· Depression, irritability, anxiety.

How Does a TBI Affect a Plaintiff's Recovery?

More serious brain injuries may require long-term care and treatment. Especially in cases where there is minimal damage to the vehicles, insurance companies will attempt to settle these cases for far less than they are worth. It is essential that an accident victim with a head injury get checked immediately by a doctor and receive follow up care to determine the extent of the damage and whether it will have ongoing effects.

If you have suffered a TBI in a car crash, your auto accident attorney at Axelrod and Associates will work hard to ensure that you are compensated for any future treatment, care, medical equipment, medication, and surgeries that are needed because of your injury. You will need to document the nature and severity of your injury through reputable doctors and medical experts to counter the insurance company's claims that your injury must be minor because the property damage was minor. You may need to document and prove the need for future medical expenses through expert testimony to counter the insurance company's claims that you will not need future medical care. Complications may arise because of the TBI, and treatment of complications should also be a part of the full compensation that is paid by the at-fault driver or their insurance company.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, schedule a free consultation with a Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyer on the Axelrod team. Call us at (843) 916-9300 or fill out our contact form today. A much larger percentage of TBIs are caused by auto accidents than sports and, like TBI resulting from sports injuries, it is a subject matter that many people do not understand. Because TBI is not always immediately apparent following the auto accident and a person may suffer a TBI even when there is only minor damage to the vehicles, insurance companies will often resist paying full compensation for these injuries.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Even low speed car crashes can cause trauma to the brain. A TBI can result from an open or a closed head injury. In an open head injury, the skull and brain are pierced by an object. In a closed head injury, there is a blow to the head such as when a driver's or passenger's head strikes the dashboard, windshield, steering wheel, or other hard surface. Symptoms of a TBI may include:

· Loss of consciousness.

· Disorientation.

· Headaches.

· Nausea or vomiting.

· Dizziness.

· Blurred vision.

· Ringing in the ears.

· Sensitivity to light and sound.

· Problems with memory and concentration.

· Depression, irritability, anxiety.

How Does a TBI Affect a Plaintiff's Recovery?

More serious brain injuries may require long-term care and treatment. Especially in cases where there is minimal damage to the vehicles, insurance companies will attempt to settle these cases for far less than they are worth. It is essential that an accident victim with a head injury get checked immediately by a doctor and receive follow up care to determine the extent of the damage and whether it will have ongoing effects.

If you have suffered a TBI in a car crash, your auto accident attorney at Axelrod and Associates will work hard to ensure that you are compensated for any future treatment, care, medical equipment, medication, and surgeries that are needed because of your injury. You will need to document the nature and severity of your injury through reputable doctors and medical experts to counter the insurance company's claims that your injury must be minor because the property damage was minor. You may need to document and prove the need for future medical expenses through expert testimony to counter the insurance company's claims that you will not need future medical care. Complications may arise because of the TBI, and treatment of complications should also be a part of the full compensation that is paid by the at-fault driver or their insurance company.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, schedule a free consultation with a Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyer on the Axelrod team. Call us at (843) 916-9300 or fill out our contact form today. A much larger percentage of TBIs are caused by auto accidents than sports and, like TBI resulting from sports injuries, it is a subject matter that many people do not understand. Because TBI is not always immediately apparent following the auto accident and a person may suffer a TBI even when there is only minor damage to the vehicles, insurance companies will often resist paying full compensation for these injuries.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Even low speed car crashes can cause trauma to the brain. A TBI can result from an open or a closed head injury. In an open head injury, the skull and brain are pierced by an object. In a closed head injury, there is a blow to the head such as when a driver's or passenger's head strikes the dashboard, windshield, steering wheel, or other hard surface. Symptoms of a TBI may include:

· Loss of consciousness.

· Disorientation.

· Headaches.

· Nausea or vomiting.

· Dizziness.

· Blurred vision.

· Ringing in the ears.

· Sensitivity to light and sound.

· Problems with memory and concentration.

· Depression, irritability, anxiety.

How Does a TBI Affect a Plaintiff's Recovery?

More serious brain injuries may require long-term care and treatment. Especially in cases where there is minimal damage to the vehicles, insurance companies will attempt to settle these cases for far less than they are worth. It is essential that an accident victim with a head injury get checked immediately by a doctor and receive follow up care to determine the extent of the damage and whether it will have ongoing effects.

If you have suffered a TBI in a car crash, your auto accident attorney at Axelrod and Associates will work hard to ensure that you are compensated for any future treatment, care, medical equipment, medication, and surgeries that are needed because of your injury. You will need to document the nature and severity of your injury through reputable doctors and medical experts to counter the insurance company's claims that your injury must be minor because the property damage was minor. You may need to document and prove the need for future medical expenses through expert testimony to counter the insurance company's claims that you will not need future medical care. Complications may arise because of the TBI, and treatment of complications should also be a part of the full compensation that is paid by the at-fault driver or their insurance company.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, schedule a free consultation with a Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyer on the Axelrod team. Call us at (843) 916-9300 or fill out our contact form today.

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