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How Common is a Traumatic Brain Injury After an Auto Accident?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often described as the most severe injury a person can suffer after a car accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, more than 220,000 TBI-related hospitalizations occurred in 2018. In 2019, over 160 people died as a result of a TBI-related injury every single day. The agency cites car accidents as one of the top reasons for traumatic brain injuries among Americans. These injuries are serious and affect those injured in many areas of life, for prolonged periods of time. When the injury can be traced back to the negligence of another, it is important to seek justice for the malfeasance. Speak to a skilled auto accident litigator who can advocate for you when you have suffered a TBI in a car accident. The skilled attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can champion on your behalf.

Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP is a law firm prepared to handle the most complex auto accident cases across Southern California, including those resulting in a traumatic brain injury. The law firm has an established reputation for successful personal injury cases, winning significant awards and restitution for those who have been severely affected by the negligence of bad actors. Consider contacting the proficient team of attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP for adept representation today. Schedule a complimentary consultation by completing the confidential online contact form here.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are acquired brain injuries, which happen when some form of trauma causes injury to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can happen when the head is violently struck by or on an object, but the injury can also happen when the brain is denied oxygen or penetrated by a foreign object.

Traumatic brain injuries can range in severity. For instance, a person can suffer a mild form of a TBI and can experience a loss of consciousness for a few minutes. In a more severe form of TBI, a person can experience long-term unconsciousness or even death.

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can include, but are not limited to:

  • Blurred vision,
  • Dizziness,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Changes in mood or behavior,
  • Lethargy or fatigue, and
  • Difficulty in concentration, thinking, attention, and memory

How a Collision Can Result in a Traumatic Brain Injury

During an auto accident, people inside the vehicle can suffer sudden and violent movements. The forceful jerk forward and back can cause the person to come into contact with the dashboard of the vehicle, steering wheel, or even window. In some car accidents, a free-flying object can also hit a person on the head with great force.

When a person is violently propelled forward in a crash, the person is likely to also suffer from whiplash. Whiplash happens when the person’s head is violently thrown forward and then backward from the force of the crash. These injuries are reportedly not directly connected to a traumatic brain injury but nonetheless, the same forceful action that leads to a whiplash injury can lead to a traumatic brain injury.

Discuss Your Case With a Skilled Auto Accident Attorney Today

A traumatic brain injury is known as one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain in a car accident. These catastrophic injuries have many repercussions, and they can affect victims and their loved ones for many years. If you or someone you love has recently suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, you should know that there may be an opportunity to recover compensation for the injury. When the injury was caused as a result of another’s negligence, obtaining monetary damages from the at-fault party may be possible. Speak to a well-versed attorney who can advocate on your behalf today.

The attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP are highly skilled in a variety of personal injury cases, including car accidents resulting in a traumatic brain injury. The law firm understands that these serious injuries can lead to a lifetime of difficulties, including high medical expenses. For this reason, the dedicated attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the highest compensation available. To schedule a complimentary consultation with the firm, consider completing the online contact form here.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.