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You were heading home from work when you saw that traffic was stopped ahead of you. You slowed down and stopped, waiting for it to continue on. As you looked into your rearview mirror, you saw something horrible; the semi-truck behind you was not slowing down. 

Moments later, your life was changed forever. The other vehicle collided with yours, pushing you into the vehicle ahead of you. You suffered serious injuries including a severe traumatic brain injury.

While broken bones and bruises will heal over time, your brain injury is not as easy to fix. Severe traumatic brain injuries like yours could cause:

  • Convulsions and seizures
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities
  • A loss of coordination
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Coma
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • A persistent headache or worsening headache
  • Dilation of one or both pupils

In some cases, you may even see fluids draining from your nose or ears, which may be cerebral spinal fluid that is leaking. 

What can victims of crashes do following a collision?

After you’re involved in a crash, it’s important to start taking steps to help yourself get the compensation you’ll need in the months and years ahead. You have a serious injury that will require ongoing care, whether that’s through physical or occupational therapy, surgeries or regular checkups to see your progress. 

You may be able to file a claim against the driver who struck you, which will help you seek the compensation you need to pay your bills and obtain proper care. When you make your claim, you’ll want to show how this injury has affected you and will continue to affect you in the future. Our site has more on the steps to take next.