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Traumatic Brain Injuries In Car Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injuries In Car Accidents

Car crashes are one of the top causes of serious injuries and death because the impact involved. While these are not often thought about unless they happen to you, it’s important to understand the severity of the injuries that can occur as a result of car crashes.

One of the more serious injuries sustain? Traumatic brain injuries.

These are very serious injuries that often impact a victim’s entire life. One of the worst parts about these injuries is that they are not easily preventable when someone is involved in an auto accident. Here are some things that you should know.

How TBIs Happen In Car Accidents

In a car accident, there is a sudden impact that can cause the victim’s head to jerk around inside the cabin of the vehicle. As such, it’s easy for the passengers’ heads to make contact with the frame of the vehicle, resulting in serious trauma to the brain.

Also, in head-on or rear-end collisions, the body of the driver or even the passengers can lunge forward. Their heads can make contact with the seats in front of them, the steering wheel, or the dashboard. Some individuals may even hit their heads on the windshield, especially if not wearing a seatbelt.

How Serious Are TBIs?

Traumatic brain injuries are categorized based on severity between mild, moderate, and severe. Mild traumatic brain injuries are the most common with headaches, slight concussion, and no abnormal readings on a brain scan.

Moderate TBIs can have loss of consciousness for a period longer than a few hours, some abnormal readings, and slight impact to their abilities. Severe TBIs can lead to long-term comas, serious impact on the victim’s cognitive abilities, and more.

When an accident is caused by someone’s negligence, the reckless party should be held accountable for their actions. Our Houston auto accident attorneys at The Daspit Law Firm are here to help victims navigate the legal process.

Traumatic brain injuries often leave the victim dealing with lifelong physical, emotional, and financial hardships. We help victims seek compensation and justice for the wrongs they’ve experienced. Our ultimate goal is to protect the rights of our clients.

Call us today to discuss your potential case.