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The Recovery Timeline After A Sarasota Auto Accident Brain Injury

Auto accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury in children and young people throughout the United States, with local roads in Sarasota like US 301, US 41, Bee Ridge, and University Parkway being especially dangerous for young passengers. In an auto accident, a traumatic brain injury may occur in a few different ways. The most common way is from the brain jostling around in the skull due to the force of the crash. The individual may never have their head make contact with any surface, but the brain still strikes the interior of the skull with enough force to cause some mild to moderate damage.

Traumatic brain injuries may also occur when the head does make contact with the window, the side of the vehicle, the steering wheel, the dashboard, another passenger, or any other surface within the car. These brain injuries may be mild in nature, like in the event of a light bump, moderate or severe.

Lastly, the brain injury may occur due to projectiles or glass within a vehicle. During a crash, items in a vehicle or broken glass may pierce the scalp, the skull and the brain if the accident occurs with enough force.

What Does The Timeline For A Brain Injury In Sarasota Look like?

Sarasota residents who face traumatic brain injuries after an auto accident may have a long road to recovery ahead of them, or their recovery process may be comparably mild.

In cases of mild traumatic brain injury, recovery may be as little as a few days or it can take as long as a month. After suffering a mild traumatic brain injury in Sarasota, a person may lose consciousness for a few moments, but they’re largely conscious, aware, and able to communicate with first responders. In the days or weeks after their injury, they may experience symptoms like memory loss, drowsiness, irritability, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea or changes in appetite, and ringing in the ears.

In most cases, medical doctors will instruct these patients to “take it easy” for a few weeks until they’re sure they’ve fully recovered, as exertion can worsen symptoms and cause recovery to take a bit longer. After even a mild brain injury, many are instructed to take time off of work while they recover.

Moderate traumatic brain injuries are a bit more complex. Typically, a person will receive some sort of CT, MRI, or PET scan to check the status of the brain after an accident, and a moderate traumatic brain injury will often show physical changes on these diagnostic scans. After a moderate brain injury, a person may experience a few weeks of confusion, memory loss, dizziness, and behavioral challenges, or these symptoms can persist for months or more. These patients will often require rehabilitation to make a full recovery over the course of a few months’ time.

Severe traumatic brain injuries can, and often are, devastating. They may result in prolonged periods of unconsciousness or coma, along with difficult symptoms that may last for months or more. In cases of severe brain injury after a Sarasota accident, patients may make some progress in recovery but will often have permanent symptoms, challenges, or deficits that deeply affect their quality of life.

Experiencing a brain injury in a Sarasota crash can be a scary and traumatizing experience. Medical bills begin stacking up, and with an inability to work, injured people are left wondering where they can turn to get their heads above water even in mild brain injury cases. To learn more about the benefits of representation in these cases, contact us at today.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

The Recovery Timeline After A Sarasota Auto Accident Brain Injury

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