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Head Injuries and Car Accidents

Being involved in an auto accident is extremely stressful and can result in serious injury.

One of the most vulnerable parts of the human body is the head, and car accidents are the number one culprit when it comes to head injuries in America.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.  Over 5.3 million people are living with complications and disabilities as a result of head injuries. In addition, 50,000 people die every year from TBI and approximately 230,000 people are hospitalized.

Oftentimes, traumatic brain injury can be misdiagnosed and victims must live with complications they do not understand.  If you have been involved in an auto accident, even one that seems relatively minor, make certain you are checked out thoroughly by a medical expert. 

What is a head injury?
NOLO states:

Traumatic brain injury is an insult to the brain, not of a degenerative or congenital nature but caused by an external physical force, that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning. It can also result in the disturbance of behavioral or emotional functioning. These impairments may be either temporary or permanent and cause partial or total functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.

The “external physical force” referred to above can be hitting your head on the steering wheel or air bag.  Most head injuries are considered a closed injury, also known as a CHI. This means that you may not be able to see the injury, but trauma inside the brain causes a variety of different medical issues. 

Symptoms of TBI
Signs of traumatic brain injury can be physical, emotional and cognitive.  These symptoms do not happen to all people suffering from a head injury.  A person may deal with only one or two of these symptoms, while another individual may suffer from all of them.  If you or a loved one were recently in an auto accident and are experiencing one of the following symptoms, you should see your doctor immediately: 

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fatigue and balance issues
  • Slowed or slurred speech
  • Double vision
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Seizures
  • Muscle spasms
  • Short or long term memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Communication issues
  • Poor judgment and organizational problems
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Impulsive and egocentric behaviors
  • Easily agitated

Colorado car accident attorney Mack Babcock can help you obtain compensation you deserve from your head injury.

TBI can be extremely serious and affect your life in many ways.  While a physician can help you recover physically, an experienced attorney can help you recover financially. No matter where you reside in Colorado, discuss your personal injury case with auto accident attorney Mack Babcock today for a free consultation. The Babcock Law Firm is here to help you obtain a successful outcome. 

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