When someone is involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, it’s easy to understand that there will be some sort of emotional trauma and potential physical harm sustained. However, there are some instances in which the injuries sustained can be considered catastrophic.
Such is the case when it comes to traumatic brain injuries. These are common in car accidents for a number of reasons and it’s important to understand how it can happen. Here are a few things you should know.
The Head Can Make Contact with the Vehicle
When a crash occurs, the passengers inside are vulnerable to a lot of movement, as well as parts of the vehicle collapsing inwards on them. When this happens, it puts the passengers at risk of making contact with the frame, dashboard, or steering wheel.
Even in instances when the airbag goes off, it could cause a significant impact to the head which can be traumatic to the brain. Typically, this can mean a mild traumatic brain injury sustained by the passengers in the vehicle—or even more severe depending on the circumstances.
A Brain Injury Can Be the Result of the Brain Contacting the Skull
When the brain rattles inside of the skull, this is all it really takes to create significant damages inside the brain. It can cause bruising or swelling, damage to the tissues surrounding the brain, and even hemorrhaging (or a brain bleed).
All of these can cause the individual to experience long-term damages associated with a traumatic brain injury. And if not treated correctly in a timely manner, some of these brain injuries can be fatal to the victim.
At Morici, Longo & Associates, we know it’s a difficult situation to overcome on your own. A traumatic brain injury requires extensive medical care and rehabilitation services, and the injured party may be unable to work or make an income.
Because of this, our Chicago brain injury attorneys work hard to help you if you’ve been significantly injured due to negligence. Trust that we have your best interests in mind at all times because your care and well-being matter to us.
Call our firm today at (312) 779-0366 to discuss your potential case.