What Are Different Types of Brain Injuries?
Many things can go wrong after an accident that will negatively affect your brain. In some cases, your brain will begin bleeding, which can lead to blood clots and pressure building up inside the skull.
Other brain injuries cause confusion, impaired memory, slurred speech, and loss of coordination or mobility. These injuries are usually called “traumatic brain injuries,” which can range from relatively mild concussions to more serious injuries. Traumatic brain injuries occur when something penetrates the skull or simply because of damage caused by shaking or blunt trauma.
If you are denied oxygen for a length of time, then you might also suffer brain damage. When oxygen deprivation lasts for over five minutes, brain cells begin to die and the damage is usually permanent.