Don’t try to tough out a TBI

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If you get involved in a car accident, you could suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These have all different levels of severity. If you lose consciousness, especially for an extended period of time, it could be a very serious injury.

In some cases, brain injuries are catastrophic and full healing is just not possible.

Too often, people don’t realize how serious their brain injury might be

Since these injuries may be relatively invisible and the symptoms may be only known to the person who suffered from the TBI, people are sometimes tempted to try to tough it out. They just feel that they’re fatigued or confused. They assume they just need some rest and they’re going to get better on their own.

This is a very dangerous thing to do. You always want to talk to medical professionals. Do not try to tough it out on your own, as your symptoms may get worse instead of better.

You could have serious complications

You also have to consider that you may have significant complications that you know nothing about. For instance, some brain injuries lead to bleeding in between the brain tissue and the skull. This increases pressure over time, which could lead to a catastrophic brain injury hours or days after the initial crash. If you just ignore your symptoms, are you actually letting it turn into a potentially fatal situation?

As you can see, the first thing to do is to seek medical attention. After that, due to the vast expense of treating brain injuries, you may also need to look into your rights to seek compensation from the person who caused the crash.