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Common Head Injuries in Car Accidents, Symptoms, and Statistics

Head injuries are very common after a car accident, whether you are a driver or a passenger of the vehicle. Head injuries could require hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical treatments, depending on the extent of the injury. Unfortunately, head injuries are very complex, and may require years of treatment until an accident victim is completely themselves again. Sometimes, unfortunately, an accident victim will never be themselves again.

No matter what type of head injury you have suffered, our attorneys can help every step of the way. Our Heidari law head injury attorneys are located in California and Nevada, and could help accident victims every step of the way as they file insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits. If you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, look no further.

Traumatic brain injuries will impact your life forever, and you should have an experienced attorney to make sure that you get the compensation you need for your future medical treatment, along with loss of earning capacity.

What types of impact cause head injuries in a car accident?

Specific types of impact may lead to head injuries. If you don’t have any symptoms, but remember that you have suffered  any of the below types of impact to the head, you should get evaluated by a medical provider immediately. This includes:

  •  hitting your head on the window
  •  hitting your head on the steering wheel
  •  hard objects, such as glass or metal pieces hitting your head
  •  feeling like your head has been shaken 

What types of accidents cause head injuries?

  • Head-on car accidents are the most common types of car accidents that cause head injuries. This occurs when a vehicle hits another vehicle head-on, which could result in a heavy force and push.
  •  Rear-end accidents also cause whiplash, which could lead to concussions as a person is hit from the back and their head is forced to jolt forward then backward.
  •  T-bone accidents occur when a vehicle hits you from the side, this could result in your head having an impact with the glass.
  •  Rollover accidents could lead to traumatic brain injuries or even death. It is the most severe type of accident when it comes to head injuries, especially since the driver’s head has no support as the vehicle is being rolled.

How much does my head injury case cost?

There is no specific amount as to how much a head injury may cost. Instead, it depends on the severity of the head injury. Usually, head injuries are very severe compared to other types of injuries such as bone fractures or strains. Head injuries could also be very expensive since they will require several different types of medical treatment.

For a more in-depth look into your head injury lawsuit, give us a call today to discuss and move forward with your claim or lawsuit.

What are the different types of head injuries caused by a car accident?

Because a head injury could result in various symptoms, you must get medical treatment immediately after a car accident. A medical provider will be able to identify exactly what type of head injury you have and refer to your proper treatment.

  •  Concussions: concussions are a very common head injury that results from a car accident, and occur when the passenger’s head is pushed forward and then backward. The forces involved cause bouncing within the skull. A concussion that has not been treated properly could lead to permanent injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury. This could lead to numbness, loss of sensation, or difficulty thinking. If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion after a car accident, give us a call today to see how you could recover compensation for the concussion.
  •  Hematomas: hematoma is a blood clot in the brain, and occurs when there is a dramatic force upon the skull. There is tissue inside the brain that is meant to protect the brain from any force, and once that is tampered with, could cause a blood clot. Hematomas will require surgical intervention and can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills.
  • Brain hemorrhage: a brain hemorrhage occurs when there is bleeding in the brain. This is also known as an intracranial hemorrhage, and there are different categories of brain hemorrhages depending on where the hemorrhage is taking place. For example, there is epidural hemorrhage and subdural hemorrhage. For more information on hemorrhages, we recommend that you consult a medical doctor as soon as possible after a car accident to prevent any lasting effects of a brain hemorrhage.
  •  Skull fractures: a skull fracture occurs when there is an abrupt force on the skull. This usually occurs when there is a foreign object that goes through the skull, such as large pieces of glass or metal. Serious skull fractures could be life-threatening and may require surgery as soon as possible to save the victim’s life.
  •  Contusions: a contusion is a bruise that occurs on the brain, and is a buildup of blood caused by a force. A contusion is usually not immediately noticeable and will require several types of imaging to detect. A contusion can point to something very serious. 
  • Diffuse axonal injury: a diffuse external injury occurs when the nerves in the brain tear. This could result in permanent nerve damage, which could lead to unconsciousness. Those who have suffered an axonal injury could be in a coma forever, depending on the force of impact.
Young woman holding head after car accident

What are the symptoms of a head injury after a car accident?

There are specific symptoms that you should be wary of after you have been involved in an accident that could point to a head injury. The key is to get evaluated by a medical professional, even if you think you are not feeling any symptoms. The longer you push off a visit to the doctor, the more serious your condition could get. Examples of some symptoms after a head injury include:

  •  Headaches
  •  Migraines
  •  Coma
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  •  Blurred Vision
  •  Unable To Speak
  •  Unable To Focus
  •  Confusion
  •  Memory Loss
  •  Slurring Words
  •  Disoriented
  •  Difficulty Sleeping
  •  Anxiety
  •  Loss Of Coordination
  •  Numbness
  •  Bleeding
  •  Bruising
  •  Seizures
  •  Paralysis
  •  Vomiting
  •  Nausea
  •  Pain
  •  Swelling

How much do our head injury attorneys in California cost?

Our California head injury attorneys work through contingency fee agreements, which means that we do not collect any compensation upfront unless we win compensation for you. You owe us zero upfront costs, and we will take on your case for you. This means that if we secure compensation for you, we will deduct legal fees. If we don’t secure any compensation for you, you owe us nothing.

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Our top-rated attorneys know just what it takes to represent our clients in a head injury lawsuit. We want to make sure that our clients do not suffer, and should not have to pay for their medical costs when the accident was not their fault.

Our top-rated attorneys are committed in making sure that our clients get the help they need. We hold negligent parties accountable and responsible for causing permanent life-threatening injuries. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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Sam Heidari is the founding principal of Heidari Law Group, a law firm specializing in personal injury, wrongful death, and employment law with offices in California and Nevada. Sam Heidari has been practicing law for over 11 years and handles a wide range of cases including car accidents, wrongful death, employment discrimination, and product liability. The Heidari Law Group legal firm is known for its comprehensive approach, handling cases from initial consultation through to final judgment. Sam Heidari is dedicated to community involvement and advocacy for civil liberties.

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