Many brain injuries are the result of a serious car accident. However, brain injuries can affect more than just the brain. They can also lead to nerve damage.
Nerve damage, skull fractures and bruising (hematomas) are common brain injuries when there is a car accident resulting in head trauma. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most serious type of brain injury that can be sustained. This can occur when there is a great deal of external force applied to the head, which is why traumatic brain injuries commonly occur during serious car accidents.
Brain injuries can lead to temporary damage of the brain's functions that require time and therapy in order to recover. However brain injuries can also lead to a permanent loss of brain function. This can completely change the quality of a person's life.
Side impact car accidents tend to be the most common type of car accident that results in a brain injury. This is because of the impact and force of this type of crash. Some of the effects of brain injuries include:
- Inability to concentrate;
- Loss of memory;
- Anxiety; and
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