Traumatic Brain Injury

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Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries are any injury which causes severe injury to the head or brain. Traumatic brain injury can be caused by an external force such as a driver hitting their head against the wall, the floor, the steering column in a car, or the window of a car. Traumatic brain injury does not have to include any penetration of the skull, but it does include any brain injury which may result in tissue and cell damage. Traumatic brain injury may cause permanent or temporary injury and can result in changes to a person's cognitive or emotional reasoning. One of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury is car accidents. Drivers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident should not settle with an insurance company until they fully understand the long-term ramifications of their injury.

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