Brain injuries are one of the most devastating possible outcomes from a car, truck or motorcycle accident. The brain is responsible for all of the body's functions — both physical and mental — meaning a traumatic brain injury can have extensive repercussions, from being unable to walk or talk normally to experiencing problems with memory loss.
A traumatic brain injury or TBI occurs when an external force disrupts the normal function of the brain. Normally, that external force is a severe bump, jolt or blow to the head. However, TBIs can also be caused by something penetrating the head and causing damage to the brain.
Many motor vehicle accidents in the state of North Carolina are considered minor, meaning that nobody involved was seriously injured. On the other side of things, there are accidents in which one or more person suffers a serious injury, which can lead to many complications in the future.