Car Accident Head Injuries
Literally any kind of injury can – and does – happen in a car accident. But unfortunately, injuries to the head are not always immediately apparent despite being one of the most common types of injuries resulting from car accidents. Obvious physical symptoms clueing the victim in to the fact that there is likely a problem may not appear for days or even weeks after the accident occurred. This is especially concerning when it comes to head injuries due to the potential seriousness of these injuries. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, it is important that you have some understanding of all the factors involved regarding head injuries.
Understanding the Risks
Unfortunately, there is good reason why head injuries cause so much concern. Among the most serious of the resulting head injuries are traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which is a leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Defined as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain, this condition was responsible for almost three million emergency room visits in 2014 alone. Other head conditions can include everything from concussions to contusions. Signs of head injuries following an accident can include:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Strange eye movements
- Memory loss
Always Seek Medical Help
If you believe you have suffered a head injury, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. However, it is also important to understand that it is always a good idea to visit a medical professional following a car accident even if you think you feel perfectly fine. Given all the stress from the accident, it is understandable if your first instinct is to downplay the severity of your injuries or even if you do not recognize them at first due to the adrenaline rush. This is where the help of a doctor, who is an unrelated and neutral party, can come in handy. In addition to being able to examine any potential health problems you suspect you have, he or she can also uncover problems you weren’t even aware of before they become more serious and damaging.
Turn to a Team That Has Your Best Interest in Mind
Ideally, you will never get into a car crash that leads to serious head damage or any other injuries. But if the worst happens, it is imperative that you reach out as early as possible to learn about your legal options after you obtain medical attention. If you have suffered a head injury in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. As the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm, our goal is to help car accident victims and their families get back on their feet. We have handled a variety of cases over the years and we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you with your personal injury claim, regardless of the circumstances. We are standing by to help you so contact us today to begin.
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