There are over 6 million car accidents in the United States alone every year. That virtually guarantees that every American will be involved in at least one car accident in their lifetime. Coincidentally, 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year, which results from sudden trauma to the head.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys encourage exercising caution to prevent car accidents, but we also encourage caution after being in a car accident. If you are involved in an accident, even if it is not too serious and you have no noticeable injuries, we still advise you to get a check-up. Doctors will usually instruct that another carefully monitors the person involved in the car accident for signs of a brain trauma.
According to the National Institutes of Health, car accidents are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury in people under the age of 75. One inherent danger of traumatic brain injury is its frequent lack of diagnosis. Many people will hit their head during a car accident, but feel fine, and not seek any treatment.
This is a relevant coincidence, but it is one that is not too shocking. The amount of force generated by car accidents has the potential to inflict intense pain and suffering on people involved in car crashes (i.e. severe brain trauma in this example.)
The more serious conditions involve a loss of consciousness for more than thirty minutes. These brain injuries, that are all too common in auto accidents, can result in more severe conditions like seizures or paralysis.
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in San Diego know that car accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Even when traveling at slow rates of speed, a trauma to your brain can result. For this reason it is very important that you seek medical treatment after a car accident, even if you feel fine.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines