Siskiyou, CA- Thousands of Americans are injured in car accidents each year. Fortunately for many, their injuries are minor however many accident victims suffer serious, debilitating and life-changing injuries. Neck and spinal injuries along with broken bones are typical, but one of the most common and costly injuries accident victims nationwide and in California suffer are: traumatic brain injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control data shows that traffic accidents account for 15 percent of brain injuries that occur each year in the U.S. (Falls account for 40 percent of TBIs.) This type of injury can have an immense impact on the sufferer’s life, affecting them physically, emotionally, and financially.
A traumatic brain injury occurs in a traffic accident when a person’s head strikes an object such as a window or steering wheel; this is referred to as blunt force trauma. In some instances, accident victims can be ejected from a vehicle and strike their head as they are tossed around. But a person doesn’t have to strike an object to suffer a TBI, the force of an accident jerk a person around, causing their brain to strike the inside of their skull. This type of trauma can bruising to the brain (contusion) or bleeding on the brain (hemorrhaging).
Traumatic brain injuries cost Americans approximately $75 billion annually in medical bills, rehabilitation and life-time disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For the individual TBI sufferer that equates to potentially hundreds of thousands to millions in overall medical costs and other brain injury-related costs. None of those costs should be covered by the TBI victim if a negligent or reckless driver was the reason for injury.
Life for a brain injury suffer can become very difficult, to say the least. They must re-learn many of the simple skills most people take for granted. The ability to speak or walk no longer comes naturally to many brain injury victims and can become monumental tasks. This can be physically and emotionally taxing for a car accident victim and their families. Some brain injury victims are permanently damaged and will never be able to lead the life they once had.
Of course, some accidents involve a great deal of force and it is obvious that the injuries are serious, but sometimes the impact isn’t as forceful. Victims may not think their injuries are serious and choose to forgo the hospital. If there is any chance that you have suffered an internal or external brain injury, you need to seek medical attention immediately.
If a negligent or careless driver’s actions led to a loved one’s brain injury or has left you suffering, USAttorneys strongly recommends you speak with an accident lawyer in Siskiyou to talk about your accident and decide what course of action you are willing to take. Our personal injury lawyers understand the high costs of your accident and won’t give up on your case until you get every cent you need and are entitled to for your accident.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.