Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Car accidents and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are two of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, and they often go hand in hand. Roughly 40,000 people die every year as the result of car accidents, and a total of 50,000 die a year as the result of traumatic brain injuries. Many of these deaths may be preventable, but preventing them requires quick action and near-immediate medical attention. By being familiar with the most common symptoms of TBIs, you may be able to help prevent a death or serious injury caused by a brain injury.
If you or someone you love has experienced brain damage due to a traumatic brain injury, the Lake Geneva car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Car accidents are one of the biggest causes of traumatic brain injuries, which generally result from blunt force trauma to the head. They are often caused by even minor accidents in which the head slams into another object. Someone suffering from a TBI as the result of a car accident may exhibit the following symptoms:
- Unconsciousness, ranging from a few seconds to several minutes or more.
- Confusion, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
- Lack of motor controls, often manifesting itself as swaying and an inability to stand still.
- Differences in the amount of dilation in the pupils.
- Experiencing odd sensations, such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and strange tastes.
If someone you know has exhibited these symptoms following a car accident, he or she may require immediate medical attention.
If you or someone you love has experienced brain damage as the result of a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Lake Geneva car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.