Motor vehicle accidents account for approximately 17 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the United States.
In addition, they are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury deaths. A victim doesn't always know right away that they have an injury; sometimes it shows up days, weeks or months later.
Upon impact, hitting your head against the windshield can result in catastrophic injuries, such as an open or closed head injury. With an open head injury, the victim may need surgery to remove glass fragments imbedded into the skull.
A closed head injury means the victim's skull was not fractured. A concussion is the most common type. Surgery may still be required to fix bruising or tearing of the brain tissue, or to relieve swelling. It can lead to temporary loss of consciousness.
If you or a family member has been in an accident caused by another person's negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation for your expenses and pain and suffering.
Whether you suffered a brain injury or any type of personal injury, the law offices of Peach & Weathers may be able to help. We have offices in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties for your convenience.