Car accidents can cause massive physical and mental trauma for everyone affected, and they can cause lasting damage depending on the severity of the crash. One major concern is the possibility of a brain injury. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the possible brain injuries that can result from a car accident.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that is usually caused by a sudden blow to the head. It can also be caused when the head or brain quickly moves, often as a result of the body being jolted back and forth. This is a common occurrence during a car crash as the initial impact will typically jolt the body forward, before whipping back due to the force of the crash.
Symptoms of a concussion often include headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and nausea. Some may also feel more sensitive to light and noise, and they could experience memory difficulties.
A hematoma is a collection of blood in the brain that is caused by physical trauma to the head. This can often occur due to the heavy forces involved in a car crash, and it’s more likely to happen if something physically strikes the head. Often known as a head bruise, it can cause serious issues in the brain, skull, and hinder bodily functions if left untreated.
A hematoma can be life-threatening if there is too much pressure in the brain, so it’s vital that you seek medical attention immediately following a car accident if you believe there is bruising on the brain.
A contusion is a bruise that is caused by a physical strike to the head. Contusions often cause problems like bleeding and swelling in the brain which can lead to seizures, headaches, and potential changes in one’s personality.
A contusion often occurs when the crash causes someone to strike their head against an object. For example, it could happen if your head is thrown into the wheel due to the impact of the crash, but can also happen if your body is whipped back and forth during a crash and strikes the window or the seat in front of you.
A skull fracture is a break in the bone that protects the brain. This is caused when there is significant force that hits the head, causing the skull to fracture. It can usually lead to headaches and dizziness, but may also cause nausea and vomiting.
If the crash caused you to strike your head against something hard, then you may feel a small lump or dent in your head. This is a physical sign of a skull fracture. You may also experience a nosebleed, or blood may even leak from your ears. It’s vital to seek medical attention immediately if there is any blood present after a crash.
An Accident Attorney Can Help You In The Aftermath of A Car Accident
If you have been invovled in a car accident and believe you may have incurred a head injury, it’s important to seek medical attention quickly. An experienced accident and injury lawyer will need to review any medical evaluations performed after your accident. Contact Mitchell Ozeri at Ozeri Law Firm Accident & Injury lawyers today to discuss your options after an accident.