Understanding Brain Damage From Car Accidents

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Car accidents often cause injuries to the head due to the extreme force involved in a car accident. You may end up hitting the steering wheel, the dashboard, or even the back of the seat. All forms of brain damage can cause significant losses.

Brain damage from a car accident can impact the rest of your life. If you or a loved one suffered head injuries in a car accident, contact our car accident lawyers in California as soon as possible to discuss your rights to compensation. The team at Attorney Jeff Injury Lawyers is here to help.

Types of Brain Damage from Car Accidents

Car accident head injuries can include a variety of potential challenges.

Brain fog

After a car accident, especially one involving head trauma, you may feel like you walk around in a fog, struggling to keep up with normal activities. Brain fog may include loss of short-term memory or trouble concentrating on the tasks in front of you. Even a minor concussion can cause serious symptoms that can interfere with your everyday life.

Brain bleed

Bleeding in the brain can cause significant limitations and challenges. A brain bleed can cause you to suffer swelling in the brain from your car accident. That pressure can, in turn, lead to a loss of function. Sometimes, a brain bleed will deprive the brain of oxygen at a critical time, which can lead to temporary or permanent brain damage.

Brain swelling

As the brain hits the inside of the skull in a car accident, the force and trauma can cause considerable swelling. That swelling further compresses brain tissues and can lead to substantial injury and long-term limitations and challenges.

Brain death

Brain death occurs when the injured party’s body is technically alive, but brain function is minimal. The individual may be kept alive on machines or have the ability to donate organs, but will not recover from those injuries. Ultimately, that individual will die of those injuries.

Common Symptoms of Head Trauma After a Car Accident

Brain swelling, bleeding, or injury after a car accident can cause a number of common symptoms. At the scene, victims may lose consciousness or suffer from extreme disorientation. As time goes by, victims with brain damage may have symptoms like:

  • Tunnel vision
  • Hearing changes, including ringing in the ears
  • Vertigo
  • Trouble with focus and concentration
  • Memory issues
  • Personality changes
  • Trouble with emotional regulation

If a loved one suffers symptoms of a head injury after a car accident, you should talk to a medical professional immediately. A medical professional can help diagnose and treat brain damage and give you a better idea of your next steps, including how you can protect against further injury.

Filing a Claim After Brain Damage From a Car Accident

A car accident can cause considerable brain damage and ongoing losses. A survivor may find themselves dealing with long-term memory loss or challenges related to focus, all of which can interfere with personal relationships and professional responsibilities.

You have the right to file a claim for the damages you sustained when someone else’s negligence caused a car accident that resulted in brain injury.

At Attorney Jeff Injury Lawyers, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover for those damages. However, we can help take a look at the injuries and evaluate:

  • Their medical bills. Brain injuries can lead to a long time in the hospital and substantial rehabilitative services, and you may have the right to recover compensation for all the bills associated with your injury.
  • Any income losses. Not only can a brain injury temporarily prevent you or a loved one from working, some brain damage from a car accident can permanently impact their earning potential and prevent them from working in their field.
  • Their pain and suffering. They may suffer considerably after your brain injury, and they and their loved ones deserve compensation for that suffering.

By working with a lawyer, you can get a better idea of the full compensation you deserve.

Contact Attorney Jeff Injury Lawyers for Help with a Brain Injury Claim

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a car accident, Attorney Jeff Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your losses. Don’t suffer alone; our team of experienced California car accident attorneys are experienced litigators and can pursue the fairest amount of compensation you’re entitled to. No matter the severity, we handle all brain injury claims involving negligence. Contact us today to learn more about your rights.

Car Accident Brain Damage FAQs

How much compensation should someone expect from head trauma in a car accident?

If you or a loved one suffer brain damage because of a car accident, you can pursue compensation for all medical costs associated with the accident, for the income they lose because of your injuries, and for their pain and suffering. If they permanently lose the ability to work in their field, you can also pursue compensation for lost earning potential.

Can a car accident cause permanent brain damage?

Brain damage from a car accident can cause permanent limitations. The severity of those limitations and the specific challenges you face may depend on both the intensity of the force involved in the accident and where on the brain the injury occurred.

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