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Traumatic Brain Injury Effects After an Accident

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Lake County Injury Lawyer

An average of 153 Americans die from injuries related to brain trauma every day. Traumatic brain injuries are defined as an injury to the head that disrupts normal brain function. While the volume of fatal brain injuries is alarmingly high, the vast majority of these injuries are non-fatal and often present life-changing symptoms. A 12-month study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found more than 2.8 million Americans suffered brain trauma that required hospitalization. 

If you or a member of your family suffer a head injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. 

Causes of Brain Trauma 

Suffering brain trauma can be a life-altering event. From chronic headaches and memory loss due to a concussion to permanent brain damage, brain injury symptoms vary. Listed below are some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. 

Car Accidents

Every year, millions of Americans are injured in motor vehicle collisions. Some of the most severe car accident injuries come in the form of brain trauma. Head injuries can be caused by direct contact with objects, such as a driver hitting their head on the steering wheel of a vehicle. Trauma can also occur from a quick jolt to the head, which frequently occurs in rear-end collisions.

If you are involved in a car accident, seek medical assistance immediately. Even the most minor brain injuries can turn into serious health problems if left untreated. 

Slipping and Falling

When most people think of slip and fall injuries, they think of severe sprains and broken bones, yet falling is one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. Head injuries caused by falls can be incredibly severe due to the sheer force of the skull hitting the ground. 

It is important to note that even minor concussion symptoms such as headaches or blurred vision can manifest into more severe symptoms later on. If you suffer a slip and fall injury while at a business, it is important to contact a knowledgeable legal team. From a snowy sidewalk to a slippery storefront, you should not have to pay for the negligence of another party. 

Contact a Waukegan Injury Lawyer 

After suffering a traumatic brain injury, many victims face costly medical expenses, extensive physical therapy, and life-changing health problems. If you suffer a brain injury at your workplace, in a car accident, or while shopping at an establishment, you deserve a legal team that will fight for you. At Salvi and Maher, L.L.C., we provide aggressive representation to help you receive the financial compensation you need to recover from your injuries. To schedule a free consultation with a Lake County personal injury attorney, call us today at 847-662-3303. 

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html

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