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Brain injury types and how to seek compensation as a victim

As you make your way to work, you see a car approach you. The next thing you know, you are in the hospital. Fortunately, you survived the crash, but unfortunately, you suffered a brain injury.

Sometimes brain injuries resulting from a serious motor vehicle accident in Florida occur due to the carelessness of a driver. If this is your situation, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for your injuries and suffering.

Concussions are a common type of injury to the brain

If a hard object strikes your head during a car accident — for example, the steering wheel or dashboard — you can easily suffer a traumatic brain injury. One of the most frequently occurring types of head injury is a concussion. Signs that you have suffered a concussion include losing consciousness, being confused, being dizzy and having a foggy mind. A severe concussion has the potential to lead to permanent brain damage.

Diffuse axonal injuries may also lead to severe damage

These injuries are another form of traumatic brain injury that can result in permanent damage. They stem from severe rotational forces or shaking, which create tears within your brain because your skull ends up shearing your brain’s edges.

The tearing causes disruptions in your brain that are neuro-chemical. Symptoms of these injuries may vary from one person to the next depending on the particular brain structures that are torn. However, they might include olfactory disruption, motor sensation disruption, memory disruption or motor function disruption.

Contusions are another traumatic brain injury possibility

These types of injuries, like concussions, may result from a direct impact to your head. Contusions are basically areas of localized bleeding that might require removal by a surgeon since the formation of blood clots at contusion sites can be fatal.

Your rights as a traumatic brain injury victim

If another person’s negligence caused you to suffer a brain injury, it is within your rights to file a personal injury claim against this individual, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Liability has to be established in civil court before a judge will decide claims for monetary damages. If your claim is successfully litigated, you might receive a judicial award of financial damages that can help you to cover your ongoing medical expenses and other losses resulting from the unfortunate accident.