Car accidents are one of the main causes of traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are those injuries that involve destruction or damage to a person’s brain tissues. In addition to car accidents, assaults, falls and gunshot wounds can all cause traumatic brain injuries.
Closed head injuries are those that involve a person getting hit in the head leading to the brain crashing into the person’s bony skull. When this happens, the person’s brain tissue becomes bruised, andblood vessels are torn. The damage sometimes happens on the opposite side of the brain from where the impact occurred because the brain actually hit the skull on the opposite side.
The most commonly injured parts of the brain in these incidents are the frontal lobe and the temporal lobe. Doctors can see the signs of this type of damage if they conduct an MRI or CAT scan.
When a person sustains a closed head injury,it can also lead to the neural axons stretching and being harmed. The neural axons are “long threadlike arms of nerve cells” that link parts of the brain and connect the brain to the rest of a person’s body. These injuries can impact the communication between parts of the brain with each other, and between the brain and other parts of the person’s body. It is not possible to see the signs of this type of damage in a CAT scan orMRI, andthereare no tests capable of seeing this kind of injury. However, the signs are apparent because of the impact on a person’s ability to function.
If you or someone you love has received a brain injury, contact our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers for your free case analysis at (313) 422-0506.
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