Car accidents are the leading cause of brain injury in the United States.  An auto accident can lead to a serious head injury that can cause irreversible brain damage.  Some brain injuries are described as penetrating injuries, as the skull is broken, but others are classified as closed head injuries.  A closed head injury can be just as severe as a penetrating injury.

A closed head injury occurs when there is a blow to the head, but the skull does not break.  It can cause bruising of the brain, as well as swelling. When the brain injury is serious, the victim can experience persistent headaches, loss of sensation, paralysis, seizures and speech difficulties.  Traumatic brain injury victims have also been known to slip into a comatose state.

Some of the symptoms of a severe brain injury include changes in pupil size, confusion, fatigue, headache, loss of consciousness, hearing impairment, vomiting and blurred vision.  If you or a family member has any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.  A doctor will be able to determine if a brain injury has been suffered and will be able to determine the best course of action.  Often, surgery is required to treat the head trauma.

For information regarding brain injury cases caused by negligence, contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers at 1-800-350-8888.
Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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