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What should you do if you sustain a TBI in a wreck?

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2022 | Firm News

A car accident can lead to a variety of injuries. However, one type of injury that causes concern to most people is traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Depending on the severity, a TBI can disrupt your brain’s normal function and, thus, your ability to work, enjoy life or even function normally. If you sustain a traumatic brain injury following a car accident that is not your fault, you may be eligible for compensation through a personal injury claim. 

Some of the common types of accident-related traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Concussion – this mild form of brain injury does not usually result in permanent brain damage. The injury can experience a momentary loss of consciousness.
  • Contusion – also known as coup or countercoup injuries, contusions happened when an area of the brain is bruised during the impact. 

What action should you take if you suspect a TBI?

Here are important steps you need to take if you sustain a traumatic brain injury in a car accident:

Seek medical help immediately

When it comes to proper TBI diagnosis and treatment after a car accident, time is of the essence. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner will get out of a potentially dangerous situation. 

Additionally, seeking treatment as soon as possible will also ensure that your injuries are properly documented in your medical report. This helps establish a clear connection between the wreck and your injuries.

File a claim for compensation

It is important that you pursue the liable party as soon as possible while much of the evidence is available. The Texas statute of limitations for a personal injury requires you to file your claim within two years from the date of your injury – but you can often start to negotiate a claim much sooner. 

 An injury to the brain can be life-altering. Experienced legal guidance can help you pursue a personal injury claim and get the compensation you need to move forward after this kind of devastating injury.