A severe injury in the aftermath of a car accident remains a traumatic experience. Many a time motorists won't know how to react to such a crash. Also, they are filled with pain suppressing adrenaline. For this reason, the feeling of immediate pain might be blocked.
Are Car Accidents a Major Cause of Brain Injuries?
Yes. But the calamity after a crash may make you think you are ok in your head. Because of this, you, as a victim, may return home without proper medical treatment. In other cases, you may go to the emergency room for broken bones or other issues.
But some doctors fail to check for damage to your head and brain adequately. The longer you delay in getting diagnosed, the harder for you to prove causation.
Also, the delay can make your brain injury permanent. So traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, could severely impact the rest of the victim’s life.
Types of Injuries and Effects From Car Accidents.
Many potential injuries get faced by drivers, bystanders, and passengers, during accidents. These can include concussions, brain hemorrhages, or closed brain injuries. Closed head injuries result from head trauma.
In fact, these conditions happen within the skull and the interior lining, becoming lifelong problems for the patient. So for example, the dura mater is injured although it remains intact within the skull.
But this can lead to a pooling of blood around the brain, or hematoma increased pressure on the brain. At this point, bruising to brain tissue or even permanent damage to the brain can happen. Most of all, this is due to the failure of the Central Nervous System– the brain and spinal cord– to regenerate dead or damaged cells.
All of these injuries could be life-threatening or cause other severe issues. In other words, you must understand the basic symptoms and be on the look out post car accident.
Several indications exist for closed head injuries, including:
- Lack of Problem Solving Ability.
- Being Aggressive.
- Slurred speech.
More severe symptoms could indicate dramatic closed head injuries. So these include a loss of consciousness, seizures, or coma.
What are Your Compensation Options?
An attorney specialized in vehicle accidents is who you need. They will be able to determine the cause of the crash. Also, they will help decide who bears liable for your injuries.
Our team can help pinpoint a reckless driver or a government agency that failed to maintain a road properly. Our researchers and investigators can also detect if its cause was faulty a parts maker.
We can also make sure that insurance companies honor their policies and pay out for damages. Furthermore, we can assist in determining the value of what you have lost. Some are relatively straightforward, including the cost of medical bills, lost income, and future loss of wages.
However, we must couple that with the cost of therapy, the cost of loss of enjoyment of life. And we must address other factors before requesting money. Ehline Law’s skill in and out of the court is immense. Clients find it priceless in assisting in negotiations and settlements.
What are the Sobering Statistics?
The NHTSA reported that proper use of seatbelts and other equipment could reduce the chance of injury. But even so, no way exists to reverse it.
And even strapped, the snapping of the head and forward and backward neck movements can still damage human brains.
So if in need of assistance after such a terrible accident, Ehline Law’s experience will help. This personal injury law firm also offers a free, no-pressure consultation, and we work on a contingency. Email us using the form on the right or call us toll-free at (213) 596-9642.