Some of the most devastating outcomes of motor vehicle accidents are traumatic head injuries. A blow to the head during a car accident can have severe and long-term consequences if a brain injury occurs. Victims of vehicle accidents that have sustained head trauma need to understand the serious nature of these injuries and the impact they could have on their life.
Any trauma to the head needs to be taken seriously. When a person is in a car accident, traumatic head injuries can occur. These can vary from visible injuries to the head or face to internal injuries that can be difficult to detect. It is vital that all victims of car accidents are examined to ensure they have not suffered brain or other injuries to the head.
Common Car Accident Traumatic Head Injuries
The scope of traumatic head injuries caused by a car accident can extend from contusions to brain injuries. The impact to the head could be as minor as a black eye that will heal in a few days or as major as a life-altering brain injury. Some of the common traumatic head injuries caused by a car accident include:
- Facial fractures
- Skull fractures
- Ear, eye or nose injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Contusions and lacerations
Even if there are no signs of physical damage to the head, there can be serious damage to the brain. While impact to the head can be the most damaging to the brain, even whiplash can cause a TBI. The head does not need to be directly impacted to cause a brain injury that can have long-term cognitive effects.
Compensation for Car Accident Victims with Head Injuries
It is vital that victims of car accidents receive a comprehensive exam to determine if they have any traumatic head injuries. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, the victim can seek compensation if they sustained head injuries. Due to the serious nature of TBI and other traumatic head injuries, it is critical for victims to have legal representation to fight for compensation.
If you or a loved one sustained traumatic head injuries from a car accident in Tulare County, contact us at Maison Law. We offer no-obligation, free consultations to discuss personal injury cases. Call our office in Visalia to schedule your appointment – we offer free transportation, concierge service, or we can come to you to discuss your case.