Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that happen often in car accidents are the result of an impact or blow to the head that causes disruption in the brain's activity. This can be mild and temporary, or a catastrophic injury that puts the victim in a coma or permanent paralysis. It can also result in the loss of specific physical and mental functionality such as loss of eyesight, hearing, memory, balance, emotional dysfunction, and so on.
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The main types of TBI that can happen in car accidents include:
Open head injuries are those where the skull is penetrated when the car crashes. Closed head injuries are more serious because they tend to affect a larger area of the brain without the skull being penetrated and can rapidly cause serious and permanent damage to the body and the brain's functionality.
Deceleration injuries happen when different parts of the brain move at different speeds in a very small time period. This can happen just like whiplash during an accident, when the head is jerked forward and back. It can cause brain swelling, contusions and shearing. Hypoxia is a condition where the brain does not get enough oxygen and starts shutting down. It can happen under the stress of a car accident, when the victim's blood pressure drops and it become difficult to breathe. A stroke can happen due to hemorrhage or hematoma, which is bleeding in or over the brain caused by the crash.
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