There are three classifications of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): mild, moderate, and severe. The type of TBI you receive may affect your recovery prognosis.
Learn about these three classifications so you have a better idea of what to expect throughout the healing process.
Mild, Moderate, and Severe TBIs
The type of TBI you experience depends on the nature of your accident and the severity of your injury.
Most TBIs occur after the head experiences sudden acceleration or deceleration, like in a car accident, and the brain is slow to catch up. When the brain ultimately does catch up to this sudden movement, it often bounces against the inside of the skull—resulting in an injury.
Victims of each type of TBI may experience the following:
Mild TBI: A loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes, headache, nausea, vomiting, difficulty sleeping, and more.
Moderate to severe TBI: A loss of consciousness for several minutes to hours, persistent headache, repeated nausea and vomiting, seizures, and more.
While mild TBI victims often see their symptoms resolve in days to weeks with proper treatment, moderate to severe TBI victims often require long-term treatment. This can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages.
Suffering from a TBI? Contact Us Today
A TBI has the potential to change the course of a victim’s life in an instant. If you or someone you love received a TBI due to another’s negligence, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Villari Firm today at (215) 372-8889 to schedule a free consultation.