Typically when you hear about a brain injury nine times out of ten it is on the serious side. Traumatic brain injuries encompass damage caused to the brain by sudden, external physical force. Johns Hopkins Medicine states that the most common cause of disability and death is a result of TBI. Depending on how severe the trauma to the head was, the victim could suffer serious injuries that impact the remainder of their life.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were nearly 61,000 TBI-related deaths in 2019. You should be on the lookout for the following symptoms if your loved one suffered a head injury:
Although this is only an abbreviated list of symptoms to watch out for, you need to stay under a watchful eye to monitor progression. There are two different forms of pain that result from a brain injury. The first or primary injury is what happens at the time of impact and the second is onset over a period of hours or days. Mild brain injuries tend to clear up on their own while more severe injuries can have long-lasting or permanent damage.
Car accidents, sports, and falls are responsible for what is known as a closed brain injury. Penetrating the brain is another version that is caused by physical assault from something like a bullet piercing the skull. Brain injuries can occur from falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, sports injuries, combat injuries, and explosions.
Falls are very common as they can happen anywhere at any time. Then, on the other hand, you have the violence that can involve gunshot wounds, child abuse, and domestic violence. Active military duty personnel has been known to experience explosion-related TBIs.
Of all the types of accidents, car accidents most often lead to TBI injuries. The severe impact of a car accident can throw a victim through a windshield, slam their head against the steering wheel, or slam their head against the side window during impact.