Missouri gets cold in the winter. With the chill comes winter dangers like black ice. A person could end up being grievously injured by walking across a parking lot or on a sidewalk. Today we will take a look at the traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that can result from these incidents.
A traumatic brain injury occurs when a victim suffers from a high impact crash. The damage is usually a result of the brain smashing into the inside of the skull. It causes bruising, bleeding, contusions and even hemorrhages. This affects areas of the brain in specific ways, leading to issues like:
- Memory loss
- Irritability, agitation or other personality changes
- Increased aggression and decreased inhibition
- Trouble with balance or fine motor skills
- Chronic pain resulting from nerve damage
The extent of the injury depends on how severe the incident leading to it was. In some cases, symptoms may be small and heal fast. Other traumas may be long-lasting and complex. Hitting one’s head on the pavement often results in a more severe injury. The victim does not have anything to protect their skull. The direct hit can cause the brain to hit the skull fast and hard. In some cases, the skull may even end up fractured.
Do you wish to learn more about ice injuries in the winter? Are you curious about other premise liability cases related to harsh winter conditions? If so, consider taking a look at our linked web page. We go into detail about catastrophic injuries that can occur in any situation. Stay safe this winter and arm yourself with knowledge.