Traumatic brain injuries are one way that car accidents can leave lasting injuries that can impact the rest of your life. Car accidents are the cause of roughly 17% of TBIs, and they are the second-leading cause of these injuries after falls. Accident victims must be vigilant because these injuries are not always apparent right after the accident.
Even mild concussions can be dangerous. They are changes to the brain’s tissue. The brain does not heal like the rest of the body. Accident victims should look out for symptoms of concussions, including:
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
These are a sign that something may be wrong. While concussions often happen from head trauma, there are other causes. For example, whiplash commonly happens from rear-end collisions. Here, the head snaps back, causing it to jerk violently and moving the brain inside the head. This kind of impact can cause a concussion. Many people think that whiplash is a common and minor injury, but it is anything but.
If there has been any trauma to the head or even a brief loss of consciousness, you should get checked out after the accident to receive a full assessment. When dealing with TBIs, it is always better to err on the side of safety. These injuries can get worse over time if they are left untreated. On the other hand, prompt treatment can help with the healing process.
Illinois and Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys
Accident victims could receive financial compensation for their accident injuries if someone else was negligent. Call the attorneys at Walton Telken at (844) 307-7349 or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights after a car accident.
What can I receive payment for after a car accident?
You can get a check for both money that you actually lost and the suffering that you endured.
How much does a car accident attorney cost?
Nothing upfront. We are only paid if you receive money in your case.
Should I talk to the insurance company when they call?
No. You should never speak to an insurance company without a lawyer. Even then, it is not a good idea.