Head Injury from Car Accident
A traumatic head injury can cause many adverse effects, including personality and behavioral changes. It can also limit the victim’s ability to perform simple tasks and recall events.
While the specific effects of the brain injury will mostly likely only be learned over an extended period of time, one thing is for certain: life may never be the same after a head injury resulting from a car accident.
Even if a long-term brain injury is not part of the problem, there is still a need for medical care and monitoring that can be costly, painful, and inconvenient. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you should be able to hold those responsible accountable and seek financial compensation.
Types of Head Injuries
There are several types of head injuries, from a bruised forehead to a contusion. Many can damage the brain and may even break the blood-brain barrier. Even a simple concussion could lead to future problems and may indicate a more serious traumatic brain injury.
The types of head injuries that can occur from a car accident include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Concussions occur when the brain is jolted, causing it to move in place. It is important to monitor concussions and watch for signs of further brain damage.
- Contusions are open wounds that can allow foreign objects to enter the head. They do not always cause brain damage, but they have the potential to do so.
- Delayed head injuries occur when there are no immediate symptoms of a head injury, but symptoms then appear later, and the damage becomes more apparent.
What Are the Symptoms of Head Injuries?
Head injuries can have a variety of symptoms, some of which include the following:
- Headaches or migraines, often gradually increasing in severity
- Loss of balance
- Change in moods and behavior patterns
- Excessive drowsiness or the inability to sleep
Some of the signs of head injuries are so subtle they can be easy to miss.
If you or a loved one suffer any symptoms of a head injury after a car accident, it is imperative to seek medical attention immediately and to contact our attorneys to assist you in dealing with your case.
Impact of Head Injuries
Head injuries can dramatically affect your quality of life. They often result in time off from work and may prevent you from ever working again. You may qualify for short or long-term disability benefits as a result.
A head injury is a serious thing to deal with. You may find that you can no longer take part in many of the activities you once enjoyed. Many require expensive medications and procedures to treat successfully. This can quickly add up to a substantial financial burden.
Contact an Attorney
Head injuries can be more serious than they initially appear and should be addressed immediately.
If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences alone. Schedule a consultation with the experienced attorneys of Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP and find out if you could be entitled to financial compensation.