Car accidents happen all the time. While most accidents do not result in serious injuries, a few do. One of the most serious injuries you can sustain following a car accident is an injury to the brain. Depending on the severity, brain injuries can manifest immediately or several days or weeks after the accident. They can also be life-altering.
If you sustain brain injuries following a car accident that is not your fault, you need to hold the liable party to account through a personal injury claim. But exactly what injuries can you sustain following a car wreck? Two of the most common include:
This is pretty much the most common form of brain injury you can sustain after a car wreck. This injury happens when the brain is subjected to a blow, bump or jolt to the head during impact. A concussion is generally symptomized by loss of consciousness, dizziness, persistent migraine, a problem with balance and nausea.
A contusion, or bruise, happens when the brain tissue rubs against the skull leading to damage to the brain. It can lead to brain hemorrhage. Common symptoms of contusion may include speech problems, memory loss and severe headaches.
Protecting your rights
Injury to the brain can be devastating. If you or a loved one sustains this type of injury, the prospect of a long recovery and permanent changes to your lives can be daunting. Find out more about your right to fair compensation for your losses, so that you can obtain the money you need to give your family some stability.