Car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). While these injuries are sometimes apparent right away, more often it may take days, weeks, or even months for symptoms to develop. Therefore, it is always a good idea to see a doctor following a car accident to make sure you did not develop a serious brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries are often catastrophic and life altering. You may find that you are unable to do many of the routine daily tasks you could perform prior to your brain injury. In severe cases, you may even require long term care after your injury.
If your traumatic brain injury was the result of a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, the Dallas car injury lawyers at Polewski & Associates can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our injury lawayers have more than 25 years of experience handling these complex cases, and we will fight for your rights every step of the way.
Brain Injury Causes
Traumatic brain injuries are commonly caused by a blow to the head, leading your brain to smash into the side of your skull. When you are involved in a car accident, the forces which act on your vehicle also impact you. This force can potentially lead to a brain injury.
Seatbelts are very effective at distributing this force throughout your body, and air bags help minimize the impact of your body or head as it strikes the dashboard or steering wheel. Unfortunately, these restraints are not very helpful in protecting your head during a car accident. The force of a car accident can still cause your head to be whipped around, even if you are wearing a seatbelt and have an air bag that deploys properly. The most common injury caused by this whipping motion is whiplash, but it can also lead to a serious brain injury if the force exerted on your head and neck is strong enough.
Warning Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury
It is important to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of a brain injury following a car accident. These may include:
- Blurry vision
- Balance and coordination issues
- Memory issues
- Difficulty speaking
- Mood swings
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Ringing in the ears
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than normal
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. The sooner your traumatic brain injury is detected, the more likely you are to minimize the damage it can cause to you.
Polewski & Associates Can Help
If you have suffered a brain injury after a car accident, the car injury attorneys at Polewski & Associates can help ensure your rights are protected. Your case will be handled by a board certified personal injury trial lawyer who understands the issues surrounding these complex cases. Our attorneys will listen carefully to your story and conduct a thorough investigation into the causes of your accident. We will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve after this devastating accident.
Please contact Polewski & Associates today at 972-230-6200 to schedule your free initial consultation. Our car injury attorneys serve clients in Dallas and throughout North Texas.