Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are among the most tragic of catastrophic injuries that we see. Traumatic brain injury can occur when the head hits, or is hit by, a blunt object causing the brain to smash into the hard bony surface of the skull. It can also occur when the brain suddenly accelerates or decelerates during an accident (commonly referred to as whiplash) without ever hitting anything. Over the past few years, head injuries associated with concussions have rightly received considerable attention.
There is really no such thing as a “mild” brain injury. Any form of brain damage (mild, moderate or severe) can be life-altering, including mood swings, changes in personality, inability to work, disconnection with primary relationships, and other problems that come with “mild” traumatic brain injuries.