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How Severe Are Brain Injuries?

woman with a head injury after a crash

What makes brain injuries so severe? Is it the fact that they can occur in nearly any type of accident? Is it the lifelong impact they can have on someone? In any situation, brain injuries can cause total disabilities and make it so you require ongoing medical care, specialized medical equipment, and more.

Below, our team will explain how brain injuries occur and their long-term impact on someone who sustains one. Here’s everything you need to know and how to protect your rights.

Brain Injuries By Severity

Brain injuries typically receive a diagnosis based on three different levels of severity: mild, moderate, and severe. Each level comes with its own set of symptoms that can impact your quality of life. Here are some of the symptoms you may experience:

  • Mild TBIs: A mild TBI, such as a concussion, can result in short-term memory loss, nausea, confusion, and loss of consciousness lasting a few seconds or minutes.
  • Moderate TBIs: A moderate TBI can include some of the above symptoms, but loss of consciousness can last longer. In some situations, you may experience a constant headache, balance and coordination issues, and more.
  • Severe TBIs: A severe traumatic brain injury can be one of the more difficult things to endure as it can cause seizures, convulsions, and other physical impacts along with the mental damages you experience.

How Brain Injuries Occur

Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries can occur in nearly any situation, especially when negligence exists. It’s important to recognize the cause and learn where you may be able to pursue compensation for the damages you sustain.

Some of the more common incidents that lead to brain injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Birth injuries

In any case, if you or someone you love sustains a severe brain injury, make sure you know your rights. Our Grand Junction brain injury lawyers at Veritas are committed to helping you through the most complex legal matters. Trust us to be your partners and advocate for the results you need and deserve.

Call our firm today at (970) 292-7171.

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