Auto accidents are the third largest cause of brain injury, a serious condition that can affect victims for the rest of their lives. Learn what you need to know to recognize brain injuries and get them treated.
More than 3.5 million people suffer an acquired brain injury each year. Right now 12 million Americans are living with traumatic brain injury. The most common cause is falls. But at 14.3 percent, motor vehicle accidents all too often result in this serious debilitating injury.
Brain injury can cause serious disability even when a patient seems fine immediately after the injury. After an accident keep your eye out
for these symptoms:
- Clouded thinking
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems
- Tired Feeling
- Sleeping problems
If you have a minor concussion, these symptoms may fade quickly and you may recover fully. But sometimes, these can be warning signs for much more serious injury caused by swelling in your brain.
If you notice these symptoms, talk to your doctor as soon as possible to rule out major injuries. If you have been in an auto accident, which can happen when a manufacturing defect causes problems with your vehicle, the cost of your medical treatment – including rehabilitation therapy to recover from a complex brain injury – can be covered by your Michigan no-fault insurance policy. Property damage and the intangible aspects of an injury like pain, suffering, and disability may be compensated by the manufacturer and its insurance provider.
This is a complicated process. It is important to have an experienced attorney to guide you through it. Dani Liblang and the Liblang Law Firm have been handling lemon law and auto accident cases for over 30 years. They understand how vehicle defects and careless drivers can affect you and your health. If you or someone you know have suffered a brain injury as a result of a car accident, contact the Liblang Law Firm, P.C.,
today for a free consultation.