Car Accidents Constitute a Common Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most devastating consequences of a serious car accident. Car accident brain trauma can have devastating results and cause permanent impairment of cognitive functioning, loss of mobility, the inability to communicate, permanent disability from employment, and even death.
Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in people under the age of 75, and the leading cause of long-term disability among children, teens, and young adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC reports that auto accidents constitute the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Injuries suffered in traffic collisions account for over 14 percent of all TBIs while also ranking as the leading cause of TBI-related fatalities among young adults and children. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in a car accident, an experienced accident injury attorney can advise you regarding your right to monetary compensation for your injuries.
..."Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in people under the age of 75, and the leading cause of long-term disability among children, teens, and young adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."
Vehicle occupants can endure both closed and open head injuries because the brain can be damaged in multiple ways during a motor vehicle collision. One form of closed head injury occurs when the head impacts the windshield, dashboard, roadway, or another hard surface inside the vehicle. Even when the head does not slam against a hard object, a driver or passenger can suffer a closed head injury from the violent force of the head being propelled violently forward or to the side before the head comes to an abrupt stop. The soft gelatinous tissue of the brain can be injured and bleed after the head impacts the hard boney surface of the skull. Nerves, the soft lining of the brain, blood vessels, and internal structures also can be torn when the head is forced violently forward or sideways in a collision. By contrast, open head injuries occur when an object penetrates through the skull into the brain. Any of these injuries can have permanent, disabling effects.
When vehicle occupants suffer a TBI, the effects on the central nervous system can range from headaches that resolve to paralysis, cognitive deficits, or even death. Significant symptoms of a serious brain injury often will be delayed as pressure builds on the brain from internal bleeding. Even if you experience dizziness, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, or other symptoms that you consider minor, you should seek medical attention. Prompt diagnosis of a serious TBI can lead to effective treatment strategies, which in turn can improve a traumatic brain injury victim’s long-term prognosis.
Free Consultation with Our Dedicated Florida Car Accident Attorneys!
Fuentes Berrio Schutt represents injury victims and families of victims tragically killed in an accident throughout Florida. Our attorneys are ready to answer your questions and meet with you about your claim. Call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
Fuentes Berrio Schutt
709 E Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Hours: Open 24 hours
Car Accident Attorneys in Deerfield, FL
8W94+F8 Deerfield Beach, Florida