According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) auto accidents cause the greatest number of brain injuries in the United States. Many individuals who have been involved in a car accidents and are suffering from headaches may be suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury. A TBI or traumatic brain injury is a severe blow or jolt to the head resulting in a disturbance in the major functions of the brain. Individuals who have suffered from trauma to the head during auto accidents often experience long term medical and cognitive issues. A headache is the most common symptoms of damage to the brain. Severe and chronic headaches following a car accidents can be a symptoms of PTHS – Post Traumatic Headache Disorder. There are several different types of headaches following mild to moderate trauma sustained to the head. (1) Headaches caused by whiplash following a car accident, (2) Cluster headaches, (3) Post Traumatic tension headache, (4) Migraine headaches following an accident.
Common Signs and Symptoms Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury Following an Auto Accidents
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of a TBI or traumatic brain injury are as follows:
Effects of Brain Injury
Some of the most common side effects of a traumatic brain injury following a car accident include…
1. Cognitive issues: Difficulty in remembering, attention deficit complications including inability to concentrate for an extended period of time, inability to make proper decisions, inability to follow daily tasks.
2. Perceptual issues: Bumping into objects, visual cut offs, apraxia, spatial issues, blindness.
3. Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances: Including difficulty in self control, impairment of self-awareness, lack of general inhibition, impulsiveness, deviation in self perception, mood swings, inability to control ones emotions, over or under sensitivity to societal issues, depression, PTSD, and anxiety disorders.
4. Issues with proper communication: Difficulty in following and or initiating conversation with others, failure to understand what others are telling you, failure to understand non-verbal communications with others.
Compensation Available for Victims of Brain Injury
Average Case Value: Victims of Personal injury including brain injury following an auto accident are entitled to recovery for all damages incurred. A calculation of the settlement value of your case will be based on several important factors including (1) The specific types of injuries suffered, (2) Total cost of medical and health care expenses incurred, (3) A calculation of lost time at work and a loss of future wages due to long term injuries, (4) Level of emotional anguish also referred to as pain and suffering compensation, (5) Whether punitive damages can be recovered from the at fault party.
Seeking Legal Help: Seek medical treatment as soon as possible of you are experiencing headaches following a car accident. In some instances such headaches can be a sign of more severe head injuries. If you have a legal questions regarding financial recovery for your injuries feel free to contact our law offices.