Facing the Issue Head-On: Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries From Car Crashes
You’re no stranger to SH-21. You travel it just about every day on your way to and from work. You are extremely familiar with the road, and have often joked that if you close your eyes, you would still have the ability to drive on that stretch of highway.
It was an uneventful Wednesday morning. You left your home around 8:32 a.m. to make it to your place of employment by 9 o’clock. You make it to just past Lucky Peak State Park when your life changed forever. One second you were driving and the next, your vehicle was knocked over, made two flips, and landed on its roof.
Common Types of Head Injuries
When you wake up in the hospital, you realize that what just happened wasn’t actually just a bad dream as you had hoped. You wonder why your family and doctors are huddled around you with concern and worry painted on their faces. Then you understand: it’s because of you.
You have a head injury, the doctor says, and receiving this type of injury is quite common. Victims of crashes can experience a variety of different traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including:
- Concussions. Perhaps the most well-known TBI, concussions occur when the brain receives trauma from an impact or sudden momentum or movement change. Concussion victims typically feel dazed, and may or may not lose consciousness.
- Coup-Countrecoup. This type of serious injury is characterized by contusions on the brain where it comes in contact with the skull. The injuries occur both at the site of impact and the opposite side where the brain hits the inside of the skull.
- Contusions. Also called bruises, contusions are typically the result of direct injury to the brain, like those that often occur in auto accidents.
What You Can Do
Your life may be forever affected by a head injury that was caused by someone’s negligence. If this doesn’t seem fair to you, you’re right—it’s not. The attorneys of Morton Law Offices, Chartered may be able to help you receive the compensation that can help pay for the medical treatment you’ve already received, and what you’ll likely need in the future.
Contact us to make an appointment with one of our experienced and compassionate attorneys, and find out what we can do for you.