This is a guest post by Raj, a personal injury lawyer who specializes in no win no fee whiplash claims.
Brain injuries are no joke, considering that they can permanently handicap someone or even result in death. While there are many causes of brain injuries or trauma, the most common are due to some sort of severe impact on the head.
While there are medical conditions that can injure the brain, they are not as common as accident related injuries. Brain injuries are difficult to treat and even positive treatment could result in long term damage. Because of this, brain injuries can reap large compensation claims.
How Do Brain Injuries Occur?
There are two major categories of brain injuries: traumatic injuries, and acquired brain injuries. One of the biggest causes of traumatic brain injuries is car crashes. Because of the many different injuries you can sustain in wrecks, brain damage can occur in varying degrees; it is also not uncommon to have brain injuries accompanied by whiplash in wrecks.
Brain injuries are an incredibly serious predicament to be caught in, because of how lethal they can be. When the brain is injured, it can begin to bleed or swell. Cranial bleeding can cause the brain cells to die rapidly, and cause pressure within the different segments of the brain. This can also lead to clotting, which ultimately leads to failure of the brain if not treated immediately.
Swelling of the brain is especially dangerous, and this is one of the most common after effects of head injuries. If the brain swells too much, the limited space within the skull will lead to crushing and constriction of the brain cells and tissues. If one suffers from this, they can either suffer from lifelong damage (such as memory loss, loss of motor functions, paralysis, and even mental retardation), or death at its worst.
Other than vehicular wrecks, brain injuries can be sustained from trips and falls too. Acquired brain injuries may be due to illness, cancer, diseases, and toxins, and are generally brought on without traumatic events.
What Should I Do If A Traumatic Brain Injury Is Involved?
If you or a family member’s brain injury was sustained by traumatic events brought on by another party, you should seek medical compensation for the injuries. Examples of these may be vehicular crashes where the opposing party was at fault, slipping and falling in a store or other establishment, or suffering from other accidents where someone other than you had been at fault for the injury.
If you have been a victim of these injuries, you may want to think about consulting a personal injury lawyer. These lawyers can help you to file claims, and receive compensation for your injuries. This will help you to pay medical bills, and can help to offset lost wages during your recovery phase. This type of claim could take a long time to win, so you should be prepared to start early with your case so that you may reach a verdict as soon as possible.
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