One thing victims of motorcycle accidents already know is that there is a risk of brain injury if they hit their heads. With these injuries come many symptoms and side effects. That's not the only problem, though.
Brain injuries can impact anyone from a small child to an older adult. They often devolve from car crashes as a result of the force of the impact. These injuries occur due to direct impact with the windows, steering wheel, steering column and other objects. Sometimes, they occur because of torsion in the brain, e.g., when the brain spins more rapidly than the skull, resulting in tears to its delicate tissues.
After some forms of brain injuries, there is a risk of locked-in syndrome (LIS). This syndrome is one that is not well understood, and it is very rare. However, people do suffer from it and should have a right to be cared for despite their inability to communicate in traditional ways.
There is one certain thing about treatment options for brain injuries: They're expensive. If you've suffered a serious accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), for example, you're liable to spend tens of thousands of dollars for various medications, treatments, rehabilitation and therapies. In some cases, however, these treatment options will work to save a patient's life and assist him or her to recover.
A child should never have to deal with a serious injury, but all too often, one will. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can happen in a number of ways, from developing after a car crash to happening when a child falls on the playground. Children riding with their parents on a motorcycle or those hit while walking as pedestrians are all at risk of serious head injuries.
A brain injury impacts everyone differently, but for those with a significant injury, it could mean speech impairment, difficulty walking or other significant impacts on functioning.
You didn't even have time to think before you were struck crossing the road. All you remember is the flash of metal before you found yourself waking up on the pavement. Everything hurt, and you couldn't make sense of your surroundings.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are usually caused by outside forces and are fairly common problems among Americans. TBI-related deaths, emergency room visits and hospitalizations total around 2.8 million people each year. Interestingly, men, children and the elderly are approximately three times more likely to be affected by and die from brain injuries as women. Those 75 years of age or older faced the highest risk of death from a brain injury.
Brain injuries affect every person differently, but it's particularly difficult for children to understand what has happened to them. At their age, children may not know how to express what they're going through, which can make giving them appropriate care harder.
When you originally suffered your head injury, you expected to recover quickly. You thought you'd get headaches and feel sore, but you didn't realize how many of your body's functions rely on your brain directly.