When we think of the most severe types of injuries, we generally consider injuries that are only suffered in the most severe of circumstances. Broken bones are suffered somewhat regularly, for example, but while they can be extremely serious, in many instances they heal in a few weeks or months and the injured person resumes life as normal. The life-changing injuries, such as paralysis or loss of limb, tend to be suffered only in the most serious of circumstances.
Brain injuries are somewhat of an exception to this rule because seemingly minor incidents can lead to incredibly severe head and brain injuries. Often it is difficult to tell when a brain injury is truly suffered, which is why any head injury should be closely monitored. If you strike your head, take note of any strange or unexpected symptoms or behaviors, such as slurred speech, sudden loss of consciousness or memory loss.
What may surprise you is that even if you are involved in a seemingly minor car accident, you could still suffer and head and brain injury, even if nothing external strikes your head. Simply the whiplash from the accident could be enough to rattle your brain and cause some kind of injury.
If you suffer a head or brain injury in an accident in which you were not at fault in Tennessee, please visit our webpage. With more than 75 years of experience, we can provide you with the legal expertise you need to build a strong case for compensation. With our help, you can prove that you were not at fault in the accident and recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.