Traumatic Brain Injury Caused by a Car Accident
How Can a Car Accident Cause a Traumatic Brain Injury? What Symptoms Should I Look Out For?Car accidents are intense events that can leave various parts of the body badly injured. What’s worse, is that sometimes, many injuries go undetected because they are internal, which can be the cause of head trauma, traumatic brain injuries, and internal bleeding of the brain. While these kinds of injuries may go undetected for a while, it’s important to act fast to prevent long-lasting debilitating effects of such brain injuries. Whether you’ve been in an accident and have discovered you have a traumatic brain injury or you only suspect one due to your symptoms, our expert team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are here to help you get the care, treatment, and compensation that you need to recover and get well. To schedule a free consultation at our Los Angeles personal injury law firm, please contact our 24/7 legal team by calling (213) 927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form. 3 Ways Car Accidents Can Result in Traumatic Brain Injuries Car accidents can take a severe toll on the driver's and passenger’s body. While some injuries might be more apparent than others, oftentimes, head trauma and traumatic brain injuries might go unnoticed at first, especially if the impact resulted in a closed injury (meaning that there is no open wound). Here are three different ways that car accidents can result in head trauma or traumatic brain injuries:
- Body jerking due to intense impact. In a car accident, the body of the driver and passenger(s) of an impacted vehicle often undergo stress. The jarring impact as the vehicle goes from being in motion at high speed to a sudden stop as it collides into another vehicle or object can make the body suddenly jerk or slam into another object.When this happens, whether the head is directly impacted or not, the brain slams against the walls of the skull, which can result in internal bleeding, blood clots, skull fractures, and more.
- A driver or passenger’s head hitting an object.Other times, the head might hit an object, such as the windshield, side of the vehicle, or steering wheel. The head might also be hit by a flying object, such as an ejected radio. This can result in blunt trauma to the head.
- A driver or passenger getting ejected from the vehicle.Lasty, and one of the most intense instances of head trauma from a car accident is when a person is ejected from the car during impact - whether they weren’t wearing a seatbelt or the seatbelt malfunctioned. In this case, the head can have a direct, intense impact with the ground, causing severe head trauma or traumatic brain injury.
- Having a headache
- Experiencing fatigue
- Experiencing seizures
- Having slurred speech
- Being extremely confused
- Acting under unusual behavior
- Fainting or losing consciousness
- Having issues with concentration
- Feeling dizzy, disoriented, or weak
- Experiencing a loss of senses or motor skills
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