Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury after a Car Accident

If your or a loved one have been in a serious car crash resulting in head injury, we strongly recommend you speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Medical bills can quickly pile up after a car accident, which is why it’s important to hire someone who will be able to help you navigate the insurance claim laws for your state and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

In this blog post, we will go over some of the different types of brain injuries that could result from a serious car crash. We hope this information will help you better understand what legal steps you can take after a car accident traumatic brain injury.

What is a closed head injury?

Just like the name suggests, someone with a closed head injury does not have wounds that leave the skull open or exposed. However, just because someone isn’t bleeding from the head, doesn’t mean that serious injuries to the brain weren’t sustained.

Closed head injuries happen when an extreme force causes the brain to slam into the skull. When this happens, the brain is likely to tear, bleed, or swell. All of these can cause permanent brain damage affecting a person’s ability to return to work or live a normal independent life.

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What is an open head injury?

Brain damage from open head injuries occur when an object pierces through the skull and brain. Most open head injuries are due to bullets; however, a car accident victim could have debris from the crash lodged in their skull. Since there is an open wound, the victim runs the risk of brain infection from liquid or clotted blood forming between the brain and the skull.

Open head injuries often result in some form of brain damage, which is why it’s important you know your legal rights. The brain is responsible for memory, motor function, and more, which is why it’s important to hire a reputable brain injury attorney to make sure you get the compensation you need to move forward.

What if someone loses consciousness when they seemed fine?

When someone loses consciousness a few minutes or a few hours after a car accident, it’s usually because of a concussion. This is why it’s important to take someone to the hospital immediately after a serious car accident—even if they didn’t present any symptoms of brain injury. It’s not uncommon for people with concussions to think they’re okay and not seek medical treatment right away.

Who should I call to receive compensation for brain damage?

If you are having trouble getting the insurance company to pay for you or your loved one’s medical bills and lost wages, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. A knowledgeable traumatic brain damage lawyer will be able to understand and use your medical records to prove that your case is deserving of financial compensation. A brain trauma attorney will also be able to help you hold the liable parties accountable for you or your loved one’s serious brain injury.

If you are interested in hiring one of our brain injury attorneys, please feel free to give us a call at (855) 558-8250. The experienced brain injury lawyers at Hakim, Toma, & Yaldoo, P.C.are dedicated toward helping people just like you get the compensation they deserve after a serious car crash.

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