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Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

IL injury lawyerEvery single day, hundreds of Americans are injured in motor vehicle collisions nationwide. While many injuries suffered in car accidents can be mild to moderately severe, others will impact a person for the rest of their life. Car accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. When a person suffers trauma to the brain, their motor skills can be impacted for the rest of their life. In other instances, severe brain trauma can lead to death. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle collision, it is time to seek out professional legal assistance.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury is an injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that interferes with brain function. The most common form of brain trauma is a mild concussion, but more severe cases can result in loss of consciousness, motor function, and memory loss. Brain trauma is increasingly common in car accidents due to the sheer impact of most motor vehicle collisions. Studies suggest that brain trauma occurring in car accidents tend to be more severe when passengers fail to wear their seat belt restraint system. In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, you need to seek medical attention if you are experiencing any symptoms such as dizziness, slurred speech, or other symptoms related to traumatic brain injuries.

How an Attorney Can Help

When recovering from a car accident, many people will make the mistake of forgetting how their financial security can be impacted by the collision. Medical bills and potential loss of income can drastically alter a family’s financial situation. A knowledgeable legal professional will help you document all medical expenses in order to gain an accurate estimate for compensatory payments. A skilled lawyer will also work diligently to prove that the other party involved in the accident was behaving in a negligent or reckless manner. Working with an experienced attorney can make all the difference in securing compensation after suffering an injury during a car accident.

Contact an Aurora Car Accident Attorney

At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Mazur P.C., we understand the way in which a traumatic brain injury can impact the entire family. If you or a loved one have suffered brain trauma as a result of a car accident, you may be entitled to considerable compensation. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable Kane County personal injury attorney, call us today at 630-907-0909.

 

Source:

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html

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