Head and Brain Injury
Car accidents are a leading cause of head and brain injuries (also known as “traumatic brain injury” or TBI). Brain injury can occur when the head strikes a hard object or the brain undergoes a sudden acceleration/deceleration movement without direct external trauma to the head.
- Cerebral contusion
- Intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding within the skull)
- Skull fracture
Many brain injuries are the result of bruising, bleeding, twisting or tearing of brain tissue. The brain may be damaged during the accident, or develop over time after the accident as tissues swell and bleed within the head. The list of potential functional deficits resulting from a brain injury is shockingly large.
If you were involved in an accident and received a blow to the head, we strongly advise you to make an appointment with a doctor for a full examination and to contact a Vancouver brain injury lawyer as soon as you can.
Symptoms of milder head injuries such as a concussion may resolve as quickly as four weeks. Unfortunately other head and brain injuries can take much longer and can involve extensive monitoring, rest and rehabilitation.
If you or a family member has experienced a head or brain injury as a result of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation about your legal rights. Take the first step, and the Tell Del team will take care of the rest.