Common Motor Vehicle Accidents that Result in Traumatic Brain Injury
Any serious car accident can break bones in your body, including your skull. When you crack your skull, you can end up with a traumatic brain injury or TBI. A TBI, or any other type of head injury, can leave you sidelined with headaches, confusion, and impaired movement.
Although all types of accidents can result in head injury or TBI, some car crashes are more severe than others and place victims at a much greater risk for a head injury. Some common car accidents that often result in traumatic brain injury are discussed below.
Side Impact Crashes
Side impact collisions happen when one car hits another at a perpendicular angle. The front fender of one vehicle slams into the side of anther, forming a “T.” This is also why side impact accidents are often referred to as “T-bone accidents.”
When a vehicle is hit in the side, the passengers inside can be tossed sideways and slammed into the side of the car. As the car rebounds, the passengers can hit other passengers sitting beside them. These motions can easily cause the skull to hit the car or other things or people in the vehicle. The violent motion can result in a traumatic brain injury.
Rear End Collisions
A rear end accident happens when a car is following too closely and slams into the rear of your car when you stop. These types of collisions generally result in passengers suffering whiplash injuries because the impact causes their heads to extend forward, usually beyond the regular range of motion, before snapping back in a whip-like manner.
Head On Collisions
Head on collisions are generally among the worst types of accidents because they can result in serious and even deadly injuries. The reason for the severity is that both vehicles in this type of accident collide front-to-front, often at high speeds. Most head on crashes happen because a driver is drunk, fatigued, or distracted. The most common type of injury in these collisions is a head injury.
Regardless of what type of motor vehicle accident caused you to suffer a traumatic brain injury, you deserve justice. You also deserve to be fully compensated by the driver who caused the collision. An experienced Los Angeles brain injury attorney can protect your legal rights and help you get the full extent of compensation that you are entitled to.
Call an Experienced Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorney Now!
If you or a loved one suffered head injuries in a car accident caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. You should immediately consult with an experienced LA brain injury accident attorney to help protect your rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve.
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