Brain injuries are complex and often frightening. What does it mean when your doctor says that you, or a loved one, suffered a brain injury in a Kansas City auto accident?
Which Type of Brain Injury Did You Suffer?
Brain injuries are not all the same. Some of the different types of brain injuries include:
- Penetrating Brain Injury. As the name implies, this type of brain injuries occur when something breaks through the skull and penetrates the brain. It could occur in a car accident if something sharp is in the car.
- Closed Head Injury. Closed head injuries are more commonly caused by car accidents. A closed head injury occurs without anything penetrating the brain. Instead, it occurs when there is a blow to the head (such as the head hitting the dashboard) or when the brain suddenly hits the skull bone.
Additionally, brain injuries may be classified as:
- Primary Brain Injuries. Primary injuries are ones that appear at the time of the accident. This may include, for example, blood clots, bruises, fractures, nerve damage, and other injuries.
- Secondary Brain Injuries. Secondary injuries develop after the time of the accident. Swelling, pressure, infection, and other secondary brain injuries that are caused by the accident may develop after the time of initial impact.
You may recognize the type of brain injury that your doctor told you that you have suffered. However, in order to understand the unique impact on your life, it is important to keep talking to your doctor about how your brain injury might affect you and about the types of services and rehabilitation you might require in the future.
Contact a Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney If You’ve Suffered a Brain Injury
Whether you have suffered a penetrating or closed-head brain injury or whether you have suffered a primary or secondary brain injury, you may be suffering significantly. Accordingly, it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City car accident lawyer for more information about your rights. You can reach our Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys today at (816) 471-5111 or (888) 348-2616. You can also learn more about what to do after a Kansas City car wreck in our free book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim.