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What to do if you receive a TBI

On Behalf of | May 17, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Traffic accidents in California cause more than their share of injuries and fatalities. If you were recently injured in such a crash, you may have received a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). You need to make sure that you get the treatment that a TBI requires. To do so, there are certain steps you will need to take.

A TBI can affect your quality of life

A TBI is defined as any type of damage that results when you receive a blow or jolt to the neck or head. If the blow is hard enough, this can cause extreme damage. TBIs and car accidents are intimately related because this type of injury occurs most commonly during them. The damage that you endure may be temporary or permanent.

The symptoms of a TBI are many and very serious. They can range from dizziness, nausea, and the loss of ability to focus to sudden and drastic changes in your personality. You may develop cognitive issues that can be temporary, long-lasting, or permanent. The quality of your life may be seriously affected.

What to do in the aftermath

There are certain actions that you will need to take in the aftermath of a TBI. You need to make sure that you receive treatment for your injuries. It’s a very good idea to get copies of all of the records that relate to the care that you received. This can include surgeries, medications, and any therapy or other types of care.

You will need all of these records to call upon when you make your claim to your insurance company. They represent the strength of your evidence for your condition. The more evidence you have to back up your claim, the less cause there will be for them to deny it.