Automobile accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TMI) in adults under
seventy five years of age. TMI results from a bump or trauma to the head
and affects over 1.7 million people annually.
Symptoms of TMI include headaches, nausea, slurred speech or confusion.
They may not appear until weeks are the accident. The fact that the onset
of symptoms is not readily apparent, combined with the fact that the skull
does not have to be cracked or damaged, makes TMI difficult to immediately
diagnose after an accident.
The best course of action after any automobile accident is to ensure that
you receive a thorough medical examination. If you believe that you or
a loved one has suffered from TMI after an automobile or other accident
you should contact a
personal injury attorney with experience in brain injury.