Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are the second most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even a minor car accident such as a fender bender can injure the brain. The force of the collision can cause whiplash, which may result in a concussion or other brain injury.
Suffering any type of brain injury can mean a lifetime of medical care, rehabilitation and struggle to accomplish basic tasks. The attorneys at Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., understand the need for full and fair compensation to cover the medical costs and other expenses TBI victims have. Please call (415) 966-2626 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a San Francisco and Oakland brain injury lawyer.
A Blow to the Head or Body Can Cause TBI
Any type of vehicle accident can cause an impact trauma such as a bump, blow or jolt to the head or the body that disrupts the brain’s normal function. The trauma may result in the brain hitting the inside of the skull. It may also cause the membranes of the brain to tear or become inflamed. Some vehicle accidents result in a penetrating head injury that causes a TBI.
More than 17 percent of traumatic brain injuries are the result of vehicle accidents. Our attorneys can represent people with TBI claims involving accidents such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
- Rollover accidents
To help prevent or reduce the effects of TBI, passengers should always wear seat belts. Babies and young children should be in age-appropriate car seats. In addition, if you are in any vehicle accident, you should go to the emergency room to check for injuries, including TBI, even if you do not lose consciousness.
Brain Injury From a Vehicle Accident in the San Francisco Area
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