Brain injuries often happen as a result of head trauma. These are called traumatic brain injuries. Head trauma occurs during car accidents, falls, and assaults, as well as many other incidents during which the head receives a substantial blow. The brain becomes injured because the skull is damaged or because the brain is shaken inside the skull. Bleeding can build up pressure within the skull, which can also damage the brain.
Moderate brain injury
Moderate brain injuries are more serious than mild brain injuries. Unconsciousness lasts for minutes or hours, and symptoms may remain for months. Some long-term damage might be apparent, such as memory loss, speaking and thinking abilities and emotional damage. Many people who suffer moderate brain injuries can recover fully with treatment, however. Always call 911 in case of brain injury.
Treatment and rehabilitation for brain injuries is costly—the annual cost for brain injuries in the U.S. often exceeds $50 billion. Rehabilitation often includes physical therapy, speech therapy and psychological treatment. People who suffer from brain injuries often need occupational therapy as well. Contact an injury lawyer in order to have your questions and financial concerns addressed by a professional.