Accidents can often lead to devastating injuries or other consequences. One such serious injury is a traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a “TBI.” A TBI can occur due to sudden trauma to the brain, such as hitting your head on something or your head being hit by something. This can result in serious trauma to the brain. Unfortunately, TBIs are not uncommon.
In fact, according to the Brain Trauma Foundation, approximately 2.5 million people sustain a TBI annually, resulting in 80,000 with permanent disability and 50,000 succumbing to their injuries.
In terms of severity, TBIs can vary greatly. A concussion is a mild TBI, which can cause temporary drowsiness and headache, while a more serious TBI can result in a coma or death. While you should always seek medical attention to be safe, it is imperative that you get help immediately if you experience worsening symptoms.