There are times when car accidents are very minor and result in little or no damage. There are other times, however, when accidents cause damage that can never be repaired. The latter was recently the case for a Kansas man and woman who were driving home from visiting family in Missouri.
Traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone with any kind of head or neck injury. A car accident, work-related accident, sports activities, falls, or even a physical assault can cause swelling, bleeding, bruising or tearing in the brain. A baby can suffer traumatic brain injury during birth or from being shaken. A head injury leading to traumatic brain injury may be open, involving a fracture of the skull, or be closed, with no fracture but a serious possibility of dangerous swelling or blood clots in the brain.