Auto Accidents and Brain Injuries
More than half of all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) reported in the U.S. result from automobile accidents – car and truck collisions, motorcycles crashes, pedestrian accidents, etc. In the majority of these cases, fault can be attributed to one or more involved parties, usually a bad driver who was speeding, driving distracted, or otherwise engaging in negligent and/or reckless motorist behavior at the time of the incident.
There are many ways trauma to the brain can occur in the course of an auto accident. For instance, the force of impact can cause the head to strike a hard object like a steering wheel or windshield. The skull does not necessarily need to be fractured or penetrated for a brain injury to occur. The sheer force of the accident can cause the brain to go careening into the side of the skull. This can lead to bruising and bleeding of the brain, also referred to as a contusion and hemorrhage, respectively.
Other auto accident scenarios which can result in brain injury include occupant ejection and roof crush. These incidents are typically catastrophic in nature, causing serious injuries and even death.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is extremely important that you receive medical attention as soon as possible, even if you feel “okay.” Certain types of injuries, especially traumatic brain injuries, tend to not make themselves immediately apparent. If not properly treated in time, they can cause serious complications down the line. Therefore, it is in your best interest to see your medical provider. Only by determining the full extent of your injuries can you start taking the proper steps towards recovery.
Whether you have suffered minor or major TBI as a result of an auto accident, you should not have to pay for the consequences if the other party was at fault. In order to get the justice and the compensation you deserve, you need to consult with an attorney who has the experience and willingness to stand up for your rights and fight for what is fair.
Contact Wilshire Law Firm today and our tenacious catastrophic injury attorneys will assist you in determining if you are entitled to compensatory damages for your injuries from those liable, including medical bills, property damage, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars! However, you may have two years or even less to file your claim (due to the statute of limitations), so don’t delay.
Call us today at (800) 522-7274 for immediate legal assistance.