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Brain and Head Injuries From Car Accident Lawyers

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Car accidents happen fast, and they quickly impact their victims too. In addition to the emotional damage of the shock, you also have to deal with all of the expenses needed to fix your car and get the medical treatment you need to get healthy. With so much going on after a car accident, it’s normal to want all of the hassle to just go away. But even though it’s tiring, if you don’t take the right steps after a car accident you could lose your chance to get the compensation you deserve.

Legal compensation exists to help you handle the complications you have after a car accident. One common cause of complication after a car crash are head injuries. Serious head injuries cause damage to the brain with life altering repercussions that can affect people for the rest of their life. We have handled thousands of New Jersey personal injury claims and many involving head injuries. If you believe you or a family member have suffered a head injury because of someone else’s negligence contact our team for a free consultation of your case.

What Are Common Head Injuries From Car Accidents?

Head injuries are some of the most common injuries people suffer from a car accident and they usually come in one of several forms. They range in severity but they can all be dangerous. Some of the most common head injuries are:

  • Concussions: these injuries are caused by an impact that makes the brain strike the inside of the skull, causing swelling and trauma to the brain
  • Piercing: loose items inside a car can become dangerous during a crash, these items, as well as debris from the structure of the car, can cause penetrating wounds when they impact a skull
  • Diffuse Axonal: a diffuse axonal is when there’s damage to the brain and surrounding structures as a result of a sudden turning or twisting motion, the movement causes the brain structures to tear
  • Contusion: this injury occurs for a variety of reasons but is characterized by bleeding on the brain as a result of an impact 

Symptoms of Head Injuries After A Car Crash

Head injuries can be especially dangerous because the symptoms can be delayed or not clearly apparent. The symptoms of a head injury can differ depending on the severity of the injury, but in general they’ll include some of the following:

  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Memory loss (especially of the crash)
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue

Whether or not you experience any brain injury symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention after a car crash. This is because many injuries after a crash, especially an injury to soft tissues like brain injuries, can take days or even weeks to develop to the point that they’re obvious. By getting timely medical treatment you can begin treating injuries as soon as possible, making your health outcomes better, and create a medical record tying those injuries to the time of the crash which can be used to help prove your case.

New Jersey Head Injury Lawyers

The costs associated with head injuries aren’t just immediate. Getting long-term medical care through options like physical therapy and pain management treatments can be expensive. Add on top of this the incalculable loss from the changes in your lifestyle that can be caused by lasting nervous system injuries like loss of motor function.

Thankfully, personal injury laws exist to help you get the compensation you deserve. To pursue your case you should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to make sure you’re legal interests are protected. Consult an attorney before you make any agreements with insurance or other drivers involved in the crash as doing so can limit the payouts you’re entitled to.

If you or a family member have suffered a head or brain injury, contact Richard Hollawell for a free consultation of your case. He and his team will fight with tenacity to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 1-800-681-3550 or use the contact form for your free consultation today.

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