California woman sustains serious head injury after car crash

Posted on October 30, 2012 by

On behalf of The Law Office of Marvin S. Lanter posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Car accidents can cause more than a damaged vehicle or broken bones. Persons involved in an automobile accident may also suffer a traumatic brain injury. Such injuries can dramatically alter a person’s cognitive, emotional and behavioral functions.

A series of car collisions on a California highway caused a woman to sustain a severe head injury. The woman was cut off by one vehicle and swerved to avoid a crash, but lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle rolled over, landing into another lane of traffic where it was hit by a second car. The woman is currently in critical condition. The driver of the car that hit the woman’s vehicle suffered only minor injuries. Unfortunately, police have yet to identify the vehicle that cut the victim off.

When someone suffers a major brain injury in an automobile accident, several warning signs may be apparent even if bruising or bleeding is not visible. The victim may be tired, nauseous or dizzy. The victim may also have a headache or may act confused.
If a brain injury is suspected, a medical evaluation should be performed. The medical evaluation should not only treat the injury, but also include any directions for rehabilitation and long-term care after the victim returns home. The results of such an evaluation may be used to determine what compensation the victim will be entitled to.

Although the symptoms of a brain injury may not be apparent, any possible head injury after an automobile accident may warrant a trip to the hospital for a medical evaluation. Such an evaluation may have a dramatic effect on the monetary damages the victim is entitled to receive.

Source: MercuryNews, “San Jose woman, 39, suffers major head trauma after collision on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale,” Mark Gomez, Oct. 16, 2012

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