Whether it was caused by a direct blow or a sudden jolt to the head, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) involve some sort of trauma to the brain. Although modern medical science has come a long way regarding our understanding of the human brain, there are many things we do not know, especially when it comes to how the brain responds to injury and how it is able to repair itself.
No matter the severity of the brain injury you suffered, medical attention should be your highest priority. Even minor head injuries can lead to serious and life-threatening issues, despite feeling fine initially after an accident. If left unattended to, a minor brain injury can progress—causing the brain to swell and the pressure within the skull to build—and pose fatal dangers.
Remember that pain and symptoms are not the only indicators of an injury. Despite feeling normal for the most part, there could be other issues that you are not aware of, including brain hemorrhaging.
Following the initial diagnosis and medical assessments, brain injury victims may experience recoveries which range anywhere from weeks to months. If you suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by a negligent party, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation to cover past and future medical expenses, lost wages due to missed time from work, as well as pain and suffering due to emotional distress.