I was in a car accident in San Bernardino over the weekend and my infant was in the vehicle with me. Could she have a traumatic brain injury?

You were driving down West 5th a few days ago with your three-month-old daughter in tow. Nestled safely and comfortably in her car seat, she seemed content as you drove through San Bernardino.

As you approached the Waterman intersection, the light changed from red to green. You looked both ways before driving through, but that didn’t stop you from getting hit by a drunk driver in a truck. His front end collided with your passenger rear door so forcefully that he caused your vehicle to spin.

Was Your Infant Injured?

The only thing you can think about right now is your daughter in the back seat. You race to grab her and she seems fine, although you both still go to the hospital to get checked out. A few days later, she doesn’t seem herself. Fussiness from babies could be the result of a variety of factors, but you’re concerned her behavior is related to the accident.  

Your infant could have a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion, contusion, or coup counter-coup if she has any of these symptoms:

  • Unusual or easy irritability
  • Sad or depressed mood
  • Loss of interest in favorite toys or activities
  • Change in eating or nursing habits
  • Change in ability to pay attention
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Persistent crying and inability to be consoled

We Can Help Fight for Your Rights

The person who potentially hurt your child should be held accountable for his negligence. The attorneys of the Steinberg Injury Lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation that can help pay for the medical bills associated with the injury, and problems she may have in the future. Contact us today to learn how.

 

Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982