If you are experiencing seizures after a car accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. The connection between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and seizures, especially after a car accident is far more common than what most people think.
Each year, according to the CDC, approximately 2.5 million people are treated or hospitalized for brain injuries in the United States each year. One of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are automobile and motorcycle accidents. However, far too often, a motorcycle or car accident victim walks out of an emergency room without them or the healthcare professional who treated them, realizing that they’ve sustained a serious brain injury.
This is why it’s of the utmost importance for car accident victims to be mindful of any symptoms which may indicate that they’ve injured their brain. There are many symptoms associated with brain injuries that can vary from mild to severe including:
- Short-term memory problems
- Problems with ambulation
- Speech difficulties
- Changes in behavior
- Sound & light sensitivity
- Sleep problems
- Lack of coordination
It can take several days or weeks for some brain injury symptoms to appear. This is why it’s important for a car accident victim (and their loved ones) to be aware of any troubling symptoms or changes in behavior in the days and weeks following the accident that could indicate a brain injury has been suffered.
Seizures following a car accident can indicate that a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury has been sustained. Many people falsely think that a person must strike their head against the inside of a vehicle when involved in a car crash in order to sustain a brain injury. However, the truth is that a person does not have to hit their head against anything inside a vehicle in order to sustain a brain injury as simply the force of a car accident can cause the brain to strike the inside of the skull wherein there is intracranial bleeding and swelling of the brain.
If the accident you were involved in was caused by the negligence of someone else such as another driver and you have sustained a brain injury, you may be able to file a legal claim for compensation. It is highly advisable not speak to any insurance company as the negligent party’s insurer may contact you to try and convince you to accept a settlement amount. Even if the settlement amount is very tempting to accept, you should not do so as it’s very likely the amount offered is far less than what you are actually eligible to receive.
It could be that you face life-long medical treatment and rehabilitative services that are very expensive. You also could find out later that you can never return to work full time or worse, never be able to work again due to the seriousness of your injury.
The San Francisco brain injury attorneys at Hogan Injury routinely represent car accident victims who’ve sustained head injuries. Our lawyers understand how a brain injury can dramatically change your life as well as the lives of those you love. Therefore, we work hard to help our clients obtain the monetary compensation they are legally entitled to. We specialize in helping car accident victims regain their lives after they’ve suffered serious injuries due to no fault of their own.
Call us today or contact us via our website to schedule your guaranteed, no-fee legal consultation. We will listen carefully to what has happened so that we can advise you as to what your best legal options are. If you do decide to file a claim for compensation, we will get to work building a strong case for you so that we can prove without a shadow of doubt that your injuries are life-changing and were caused by the negligent action(s) of another party.