Different Car Accident Head Injuries

Car accident head injuries are the most common injuries suffered from a car accident. It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of these since they can potentially kill you. Here are the most common types of head trauma and the symptoms of each.

Concussion

When the brain strikes the inside of the skull, the sudden change in the movement of the momentum of a crash causes a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The most common symptoms include temporary loss of consciousness, headache, amnesia, dizziness, nausea, slurred speech, confusion, dazed, tinnitus, fatigue or difficulty concentrating.

Contusion

A bruise on the brain from a direct cerebral impact is a contusion. Car accidents cause this when a passenger strikes the skull on a fixed object like a window or steering wheel during impact.  These symptoms are cognitive changes, difficulty forming new memories, numbness or tingling, difficulty balancing, slurred speech, difficulty forming sentences and trouble concentrating.

Penetration

Loose projectiles in a car accident can cause a penetrating head wound. These cause fatal and serious complications like heavy blood loss, seizure, difficulty breathing, loss of movements, paralysis, loss of consciousness, loss of bowel function or coma.

Diffuse Axonal

During a car accident, the vehicle stops abruptly. However, the brain still ends up shaking. A diffuse axonal injury commonly occurs in high-speed car accidents. These symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, and loss of consciousness.

Coup-Contrecoup

After the brain suddenly jerks inside the skull, a coup-contrecoup injury occurs when the brain strikes both inner sides of the skull. This is common in rollover collisions. Afterward, the injured experience bleeding or swelling in the brain, skull fractures, loss consciousness, headache, seizure, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, nausea, memory issues, mood disturbances, blurred vision, slurred speech, tinnitus and more.

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It can be shocking after an accident to learn how expensive, time-consuming and frustrating the process can be. For many, pain does not present itself at the scene of the accident. However, the debilitating pain begins a day or two later. This can be difficult for many Americans who do not have health insurance or disability insurance.  Therefore, it can be difficult to receive medical attention or income while out of work.

Therefore, at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our dedicated staff is skilled in complex litigations like vehicle accidents. Our consultations are free and without obligation. Let our two decades of experience get justice for you.

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