Car Crash Victims Can Suffer Brain Injuries
A car crash can subject your head to blows, bumps, or collisions with a steering wheel or dashboard. The impact can cause the brain tissue to slam against the skull, resulting in injuries.
There are about 1.7 million people who suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, many of which are from vehicle crashes. Brain injuries have long-term effects like memory loss, fatigue, seizures, sensory issues, and problem-solving challenges.
A Beverly Hills car accident lawyer can help pursue rightful compensation to cover medical expenses and other losses if you suffered this serious injury in a crash.
Also called an open head injury, this occurs when a sharp object penetrates the skull during an accident. Penetrating injuries have severe effects, like impaired motor function and communication skills.
Here are a few symptoms of a penetrating
- Heavy bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Bleeding from ears
A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury but it still has the potential to cause severe symptoms and effects. Some people do not realize they have a concussion for several days, but you should always seek medical attention if you hit your head.
Diffuse Axonal Injury
A diffuse axonal injury occurs when a significant impact from a car crash leads to the tearing of long-connecting nerve fibers. The torn nerve often disrupts communication and brain chemical processes. Diffuse axonal injuries can lead to temporary or permanent brain damage, coma, or death.
A skull fracture occurs when the head suffers a significant blow and the skull cracks. Skull fracture injuries are also often accompanied by other brain injuries like concussions or contusions. Symptoms of skull fractures include bleeding from the ear or nose, head bruising, disfigurement, and swelling.
Speak with Our Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyer
Victims of brain injuries face substantial medical bills, lost earnings, mental and physical pain, and permanent impairment. Hiring a reputable lawyer from Jalilvand Law can help the outcome of your car accident claim. Contact us online or call us at 310.478.5800 for a free case evaluation.