During an auto accident or any collision that involved a serious impact to the head, a traumatic brain injury may occur when an external force traumatically injures the brain.
In fact, there are often several classifications of a traumatic brain injury which are based on severity, mechanism, or other features occurring in either a widespread or specific area.
As one can imagine, traumatic brain injuries are common during auto accidents due to the fact that a tremendous force is generated during the collision.
Have you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury following a car accident? At the law offices of Simien & Simien, LLC, our accident injury attorneys have provided legal counsel to accident victims for over 25 years, and will work to achieve the maximum compensation for your auto accident injury claim.
Types Of Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are two common types of traumatic brain injuries which may occur following an auto accident. These injuries may often alter the course of a person’s life and cause severe physical and emotional issues. The two types of traumatic brain injuries include:
Primary brain damage
- Blood clots
- Changes in breathing patterns
- Nerve damage
- Skull fracture
Secondary brain damage
- Abnormal blood clotting
- Abnormal carbon dioxide
- Brain edema
- Changes in heart rate
- Decreased sodium
Types Of Car Accidents That May Cause TBIs
Any type of car accident can result in a traumatic brain injury, if the accident causes a significant blow to a person’s skull. The following includes a list of car accidents types which can cause a traumatic brain injury:
- Head-on collision
- Hit-and-run accident
- Rear-end collision
- Rollover accident
- Side-impact collision
Oftentimes, these accidents will cause the air bags to deploy, or a person’s head to smash into an object inside the vehicle. Depending on the speed of the impact, this can have drastic results on the vehicle’s occupants.
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Following a traumatic brain injury caused by an accident, that person along with their family members may suffer immensely due to piling medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The injury lawyers at Simien & Simien, LLC, believe that these victims should be entitled to the maximum compensation available, and will fight to protect their rights.
Licensed to serve the injured in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, our attorneys are prepared to get started on your case today.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury during an auto accident, our attorneys want to speak with you. Call 800-374-8422 or complete the Free Case Evaluation form at the top of this page today.