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Types of Brain Injury

Types of Brain Injuries

Signs of traumatic brain injuries from a car accident on Illinois roads

If you sustained loss of hearing or difficulty seeing or other brain injury symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention and then contact a lawyer. It is highly recommended you not discuss you potential brain injury case, if possible, UNTIL you speak with a brain injury lawyer. The call takes just a few minutes. It is free.

Car accident or fall is a leading cause of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Illinois and across the United States. Brain injuries or brain damae from a car accident can be classified as mild, moderate and severe.

Signs and Symptoms of trauma to head or brain damage caused by a car accident on Illinois’ road

Severe traumatic brain injury commonly includes a loss of consciousness. It commonly appears on imaging studies. Findings may show contusions or bleeding that may manifest into herniations of brain tissue or shifts in location of one or more portions of the brain.

Moderate brain injury commonly includes a loss of consciousness (30 minutes to one week). Positive findings, such as, contusions or bleeding brain are detected using a CT or MRI or other diagnostic test.

Typically, a mild brain injury from a car accident may occur from acceleration, deceleration or rotation during a car accident or from direct external trauma to head. loss of consciousness could be as short as a few seconds. A film taken will often not show your mild traumatic brain injury CT and MRI because it is microscopic, chemical or due to many other reasons.

Following an Illinois head injury, brain damage car accident, you may experience one or more of the follow symptoms:

  • Cognitive deficits
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or Blurred vision
  • Vomiting or Nausea
  • Loss of sleep
  • Difficulty with numbers
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Personality changes

and the symptom(s) cannot be completely accounted for by other causes. However, you need NOT have all the above symptoms to establish evidence of mild brain injury.

Cullotta Law Offices has knowledge of the brain, injuries to it, what insurance companies require before they will pay, and what evidence or damages can be lost or decreased when clients failed to contact us before speaking with an insurance company. Email or telephone Josephine Cullotta at 847-651-7191 to speak with a leading Chicago, Illinois brain injury attorney.

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