According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, almost 1.5 million people suffer brain injuries every year, and most of these caused by accidents involving vehicles, bikes, and bicycles. Others can be caused by slips or trips and falls in the home or elsewhere.
Traumatic brain injuries can and do happen in vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the signs of that can be easily missed particularly when the patient still talks, walks and responds normally.
This is dangerous because when the symptoms eventually show up in the future, it can significantly impact the patient’s quality of life. Not just that, it may not be linked to the accident, resulting in the dreaded misdiagnosis of the patient’s condition.