Car Accidents and Head Injuries
Car accidents are closely associated with any number of significant injuries, but head injuries are among the most serious and complicated. Because a head injury typically affects the victim’s brain, the results are not only extremely dangerous but are also extremely unpredictable. Head injuries are common to car accidents, and they are complicated by the fact that they can go undetected – until the injury has progressed into something much more serious and difficult to treat. Because early diagnosis often leads to improved prognosis, it is always in your best interest to seek immediate medical attention after a car accident. Further, if another driver leaves you injured, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Central Texas personal injury attorney.
The head injuries associated with car accidents are often caused by blunt force trauma to the head or by the head being whipped back and forth on the neck during impact and its aftermath. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often the result. While a concussion is a milder form of TBI, both such injuries can have long-lasting serious physical and emotional consequences with overarching implications for not only the victim but also for his or her very support system, including family and friends.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forwards several significant statistics related to TBIs:
TBIs play a contributory role in approximately 30 percent of deaths caused by injury in the United States.
In 2013, TBIs played a role in almost 50,000 fatalities.
In 2013, car accidents were the third leading cause of deaths related to TBIs.
In 2013, TBIs were diagnosed in more than 282,000 hospitalizations and 2.5 million visits to the emergency room.
These statistics illustrate how prevalent and serious traumatic brain injuries are.
Because the brain is the body's command center, the damages associated with TBIs are exceedingly difficult to predict. Your brain makes you uniquely you, and even a minor injury can lead to devastating results. TBIs are closely associated with immense physical, emotional, and financial damages. Some sufferers describe the consequences of a TBI as an "altered sense of self," which is naturally extremely difficult with which to contend. Many victims of TBIs experience debilitating anxiety, depression, and withdrawal from friends and family – all of which makes sufferers vulnerable to a diminishing support system.
If You Have Suffered a Head Injury in a Car Accident, Consult with an Experienced Central Texas Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have suffered a head injury in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you need experienced legal counsel. Head injuries are not only exceedingly dangerous but are also closely associated with overarching emotional, physical, and financial damages. Head injury claims are complicated, but Attorney Brett H. Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas has the experience, knowledge, and dedication to aggressively advocate for your rights and your rightful compensation. For more information, please contact or call us at (254) 220-4225 today.