Most traumatic brain injuries result from serious automobile or motorcycle accidents. Traumatic brain injuries usually occur from a force that fractures or cuts through the skull. With car accidents, traumatic brain injuries occur when the head strikes the steering wheel, the windshield, or any other parts of the car with extreme force. Sometimes, traumatic brain injuries can occur even without the skull hitting an object. It can occur by the force of the vehicle accident causing the brain to collide with the bone of the skull. This can result in brain contusion (bruising) or a brain hemorrhage (bleeding) that is not visible to the eye.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury usually do not appear for days or weeks and are visible to the eye. It is important to seek medical help even if the symptoms are less serious as constant headaches, dizziness, or nausea. Emotional symptoms can also occur but usually develop later.
Traumatic brain injuries from a motor vehicle accident can dramatically affect a person’s way of life. Finding an experienced lawyer to assist you when facing serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries is important not only for your recovery but to make sure that the right at-fault party is identified and the right compensation for you and your family is obtained.