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What Are The Immediate Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?


May 14, 2018

Have you ever been in an automobile accident? Often, people who are involved in automobile accidents can experience a brain injury. A blow to the head damages brain tissue due to the force of impact. Brain injuries can result from side to side or back and forth motion, which commonly occurs during an auto accident. Immediately after a TBI, there can be two effects. The tissue in the brain will react to the impact and trauma with various biochemical and physiological responses. Sometimes substances from within cells begin to flood the brain. Brain cells are then further damaged, which then leads to what is called secondary cell death.

Brain injuries are usually diagnosed with an MRI or CAT scan. Even when there are no obvious signs of injury, rapid movements of the brain can stretch your neurons. The stretching of your brain’s neurons can make your brain not function properly. These types of closed brain injuries can cause internal bleeding, since the damage occurs inside of your brain. During a car accident or any other kind of accident, a brain injury can often be avoided with some simple precautions.

The extent of the injury has to do with the amount of force that impacted your head. Obviously a more severe injury will result in more brain damage. A bullet entering the brain or the impact of your head hitting the car windshield after a major car accident is far more severe than a simple hit in the head. This is why it is extremely important to seek medical attention right after even if you don’t feel any symptoms. After documenting your injury, contact us so one of our Los Angeles brain injury lawyers can review your case. Our traumatic brain injury lawyer will ensure that you or your loved ones get the compensation that they deserve. Our brain injury attorney Los Angeles is here to make any negligent individual or group pay a price for their actions.

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