How can you get TBI in a car accident in Louisville? What is Traumatic Brain Injury and how will these serious brain injuries affect your life after an accident? TBI can either be classified as mild, moderate or severe. The classification of a brain injury can depend upon the severity of the impact and whether the injury was a closed head injury or if a foreign object penetrated the skull.
Traumatic Brain Injury can result in speech and vision challenges, memory loss and in some cases permanent disability. Fortunately there are new blood tests which can help trauma teams to more clearly and quickly assess the presence of TBI.
Some of the causes of a TBI in a car accident in Louisville include contact with the:
- Side supports of your vehicle
- Windshield or a side window
- Steering Column
- Head supports in a seat
It doesn’t matter if the car accident is the result of a head-on collision, side impact or rear end contact. Brain injuries are the result of the forces of impact upon the body and how it moves within the vehicle upon impact. The forces of the impact are based upon the speed and momentum of your vehicle and other vehicles at the moment of impact. It simply doesn’t take a lot of force or a severe blow to the head to cause a traumatic brain injury.
Those who suffer a TBI may suffer the following damages after the accident:
- Extensive bills for initial medical treatment and ongoing care and therapy
- Lost wages and the potential for a long-term disability
- Compensation for the pain and suffering associated with your TBI
- Modifications to your home, work area or personal vehicles
The attorneys at HLH have extensive experience and specific training in brain injury and TBI cases. We are a member of the Brain Injury Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research and aid to the victims of brain injuries, which aims to improve the lives of people who have suffered brain injuries.
If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI in a car accident in Louisville or throughout Kentucky we invite you to contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak personally with one of our experienced TBI injury attorneys for a free consultation. Learn how our legal skill, specific medical knowledge and resources will make a positive difference in your case.