Can you get a brain injury from an automobile accident? Absolutely. Hello everyone. This is Robert Mansour. I'm a personal injury lawyer in the Los Angeles area. Today I wanted to make a brief video about brain injuries and car accidents.
Now it is a rare injury to have a brain injury from a car accident, but it can happen. Generally speaking, you're going to see somebody striking their head against the window or the windshield. Sometimes it can also happen from the quick back and forth motion of the head. It rattles the brain inside the head and sometimes can cause damage that way as well.
Generally speaking, if you do strike your head, you're going to notice things like dizziness, sometimes really severe headaches, blurred vision. These kinds of neurological complaints can be a sign of a brain injury. You also may have lost consciousness for a period of time, if the brain was deprived of oxygen for a period of time. You may be forgetful. You may have short term memory loss. Those are all very important issues and you need to be very cognizant of them.
I had a case one time when my client's head hit the windshield. He had a bump on his head but it went away after a couple of days. About a week after the accident he started to notice debilitating headaches, very very painful headaches, to the point where he had to check into the hospital because he couldn't do his job, he couldn't even drive a vehicle, it was so painful. They found that he had a slow bleed inside his brain from the date of the accident. It had been happening very slowly overtime to the point where they actually had to do brain surgery on the client.
He ended up unfortunately compromised and he still has some effects of the injury until today. For a while he had to walk with a walker. He wasn't able to control his arms and legs as well as he would like to. He wasn't able to drive a vehicle. He actually lost his job as a result of the accident because he could no longer do the job that was required of him.
Be very very careful if you have these kinds of symptoms as it may be indicative of a brain injury. You may need to seek a neurological consultation as soon as possible to rule out anything serious. Also your orthopedic doctor who is treating you may want to send you for a neurological evaluation before commencing physical therapy or any active treatment for your accident.
This is Robert Mansour. Thank you very much for watching this brief video about brain injuries and car accidents. If I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact my office. Thank you very much.
If you've had a brain injury from a car accident, call our office at (661) 414-7100 to see if we can help.
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by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,