Injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents can cause brain damage. Long after a patient’s physical injuries have healed, the impact of the injury to the brain can surface. Closed head injuries or traumatic brain injuries are frequently missed, or under-evaluated by doctors and dismissed as being insignificant due to the nature of such injuries. It is critical to understand the histopathology that results in closed head injuries. The injury to the brain caused by a direct or indirect blow to the head or neck can damage the brain to such a degree that the patient may never return to the level of functioning he or she enjoyed before the collision. Simple activities of daily living may become impossible or difficult at best. A significant traumatic brain injury can result in dementia. Cognitive impairments can go unnoticed until many years after the injury. Recent reports of increased risk of stroke have been suggested following traumatic brain injuries. When a significant impact results in limited physical injury, it is important to understand and determine the neuropsychological impact of the injury and the potential impact on the brain as a result of the collision.
If you or a loved one was in a serious motor vehicle accident and experienced a concussion, closed head injury or another form of injury to the head or neck, it is essential that your doctor looks for early and late signs and symptoms of a brain injury. Car accident lawyers have extensive experience in investigating and representing seriously injured patients. Litigation in this area can result in inadequate compensation for life-altering injuries for clients that have been seriously injured. We have the experience and knowledge when it comes to understanding the impact of a closed head injury.
Head trauma can result in permanent brain injuries and cognitive impairments. Let us help you or your loved ones if a serious injury may involve trauma to the brain. Please visit our website and verdict section to see some of the multi-million dollar results that we have achieved for clients as a result of trauma, brain injuries, closed head injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.