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Can brain injuries get worse over time? 

On Behalf of | Mar 18, 2021 | Car Accidents |

You know that brain injuries generally take a long time to fully heal. After all, that’s what the doctors told you after you were involved in a car accident with a negligent driver. The brain is a complex organ and even medical professionals do not fully understand it, but they do know that healing takes time and that the timeframe differs for everyone with a brain injury.

But what if things aren’t just taking too long to heal, but are actually getting worse? Can your brain injury deteriorate or grow more serious with time? 

Some brain injuries do worsen with time

While most injuries follow the same upward trajectory in terms of healing, it is certainly possible for them to get worse and it has been known to happen. It could be due to bleeding on the brain, loss of circulation, cellular death, infections, hematomas and other such complications. 

This is why it’s so important to understand the potential brain injury symptoms. If your symptoms are growing worse over time, you must seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This is not something you want to take any chances with. Many times, injuries to the brain are irreversible and will not heal, so the onset of more severe symptoms could indicate that conditions — if left unchecked — will become permanent. 

What should you do if your brain injury was caused by a negligent driver?

When brain injuries grow worse, they can lead to very expensive treatments or medical conditions that change the rest of your life. You need to know how to seek financial compensation from the driver who caused that initial car accident. All issues stemming from the crash, along with their costs, should be considered.