Car Accidents That Lead to Head Injuries
In the 2021 Brain Injury Association of America Report, someone suffers a brain injury every 9 seconds. Further, the mortality rate for those who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is around 50,000 per year.
Fatal TBIs in adolescents and young adults occur due to motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Here is a look at the most common types of car accidents that can lead to brain injury. You should contact a California personal injury attorney now if you or a loved one have suffered a TBI.
Car Accidents and Head Injuries
Roughly 38,824 people died from car accidents in 2020, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute. It includes those crashes that were the result of single-vehicle accidents.
The most common types of accidents that result in TBI include:
- Lateral impact
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- Roll-over crashes
When a car is hit on the side, which is called a lateral impact, 48% of the head injuries that happen are of moderate severity. When you get hit in the side, the most common type of TBI is a diffuse brain injury, which means you lose consciousness for a short time.
The head was one of the most injured parts of the body in roll-over accidents. Roll-over accidents could also cause death in motorist collisions. When the roof collapses and crushes the occupants, the head becomes one of the most vulnerable parts of the body to experience trauma.
How Long After a Head Injury Can Symptoms Occur?
Sometimes, it can take years for symptoms to present themselves. You can contact an attorney now, and you will have legal action to stand on if you start experiencing symptoms at any time after the incident.
The Brockmeier Law Group wants to guide you through the legal process of experiencing a head injury. If someone else was at fault, there are numerous resources you can tap into to receive the compensation you deserve.
Even if you feel somewhat unaffected by the injury, there are long-term consequences you may endure in the future. It is important to contact a car accident attorney Irvine, as quickly as possible after you sustain a TBI. Call us today to have a consultation.
Give Brockmeier Law Group a call at 310-425-3431.