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Sustenance of Head Injuries following a Car Crash

In most form of car accidents such as rear-end car accident or head-on accident, may it be a minor accident, the chances of sustenance of head injury is pretty high and suffering having it following the accident is common even when driving with restrain. 

In general, a head injury is the collective term for the wide specific form of injuries that inflicted damage to the head specifically, to inner and outer skull, brain, as well as bruises to tissues and blood vessels in the head. In medical terms, head injuries are commonly addressed as traumatic brain injury (TBI), and these damages extends up to the neck. 

The history of people who have sustained head injuries have deadly background as it can lead to multiple complications and permanent disabilities, in addition, its operations are pretty expensive and risky as well as medical pracitioners and experts are operating upon you brain which is the most sensitive part of one's body.

Though, these unexpected yet necessary expenditures for series of operations and for recuperation of victim can be covered though filing an injury claim as victims of the recent crash are entitled to file an injury claim against the at-fault driver with the help of an injury attorney or a law firm. Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.  

Common Forms of Head Injury

  1. Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) where can be acquired and is caused when there is a bump or blow to the head or the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly and cause a fast movement of the brain, in the case of car crashes, this happens when head hits directly to hard surface of a car because of sudden brake or external impact. 

    • Unconsciousness, confusion, and diziness
    • Headache or tenderness felt in the head
    • Temporary loss of memory
    • Nauseous feeling or vomiting
    • Slurred manner of speech
  2. Coup-contrecoup is type of injury that occurs inside the skull. This is the most common type of injury sustained in extreme car accident such as rollover accidents as the violent impact from the accident causes the brain to abruptly strike both inners sides of the skull resulting in damages of both sides of the brain. 

    Some of the most common symptoms of a coup-contrecoup head injury include:

    • Internal bleeding and swelling of sides of brain
    • Fractures in skull
    • Tenderness and headache
    • Uncosciousness
  3. Diffuse axonal injury is a type of head injury that has similar discription and cause as concussion since diffuse axonal injury is caused by violent and strong rotation or shaking. In the context for a car accident, this occurs when a vehicle stops suddenly and the brain is not moving with the same speed as the skull does. Some of its symptoms to look out for are:

    • Headache and tenderness
    • Nausea and vomitting
  4. Contusion where can be acquired when one's head struck directly to a hard object, in the case of car crashes, this happens when head hits directly to hard surface of a car because of sudden brake or external impact. 

    Symptoms of contusions, that when felt following an accident should be get proper medical attention:

    • Slow Cognition
    • Numbness or itchy feeling in the bumped area
    • Motor skills issues
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