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What to know about the different types of TBIs

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2021 | Car Accidents

One serious injury motorists in Norwich, Connecticut, must look out for after a vehicle accident is a traumatic brain injury. According to the CDC, a traumatic brain injury interrupts normal brain operation from blunt trauma to the head. A driver may experience several kinds of TBIs after a motor vehicle accident.

Closed brain injury

A closed brain injury often classifies as a mild to serious injury that does not break or penetrate the skull. An example of a mild closed head injury is a concussion, which may or may not cause loss of consciousness.

Another closed head injury is a cerebral contusion, which causes bruising on the brain. Sometimes, the impact of the accident causes bleeding in the area where the head got hit.

Common closed head injury symptoms include dizziness, headache, confusion blurred, ear ringing, blurry eyesight, and mood swings. Many milder TBIs often leave no lasting symptoms if the patient gets proper treatment.

Open brain injury

An open brain injury pierces or breaks the skull, such as a fracture. This may affect the brain because a broken skull cannot absorb the impact. A common type of skull fracture is a linear skull fracture, which causes a bone break without movement. A depressed fracture causes some of the skull to sink, and it may or may not cause scalp lacerations.

A diffuse axonal injury causes the brain to rattle inside the head. In serious cases, this type of injury may cause a longer loss of consciousness. Some other common signs of open TBIs include the symptoms of milder injury accompanied by continuous nausea or vomiting, longer-lasting confusion, seizures, and headaches that do not improve.

An MVA can cause injuries that lower the quality of life for the injured party. They may recover compensation with the help of an attorney.

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