The Dangers of Traumatic Brain Injuries

As you go about your daily life, car accidents are not at the forefront of your mind; however, everyday people get into terrible crashes that lead to difficult financial circumstances. A rollover crash can cause a great deal more damage than fender-benders, as this type of accident almost always occurs at high speeds. Of the numerous injuries one can sustain during a rollover crash, perhaps the most devastating is a traumatic brain injury.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries can occur any time a significant blow is dealt to the head, and unfortunately they are quite common in rollover accidents. What can be even more frightening is that the skull does not necessarily have to be broken in order for traumatic brain injuries to occur during car accidents. The sheer velocity of the vehicle can cause an impact to the head that is hard enough to damage the brain. A few common symptoms of traumatic brain injury include the following:

  • Spinal fluid leaking from the ears or nose
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vision changes
  • Dizziness
  • Paralysis
  • Respiratory failure
  • Coma
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty speaking or thinking clearly
  • Body numbness or tingling

This list covers some of the most common symptoms of traumatic brain injury, but it does not include every possible symptom. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover car accident that was caused by a negligent party, it may be wise to consult a personal injury attorney.

Contact a Rollover Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury during a rollover car accident that was not you fault, contact the attorneys at the Auto Defects today by calling to find out how we can help you obtain financial compensation.

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