A brain injury is a common injury in car accidents. While there are some injuries that could be more severe than others, it’s important to try to have the proper medical exams performed to determine the exact nature of the damage that has occurred. This is true in California and anywhere else in the country.
Concussions and contusions
Concussions are one of the most common injuries that occur in auto accidents. They typically aren’t severe when they happen, but the side effects from the concussion could linger for weeks to months after the accident happens. This injury usually happens when there is a sudden blow to the head, such as hitting your head on the dashboard. You could experience nausea or vomiting, dizziness, and blurred vision. You could also have a brain contusion from hitting your head on hard surfaces during the accident or from being quickly jolted to another position. This is a bruise that develops in your brain.
A skull fracture is another common injury in a car accident that could accompany a concussion or that could lead to bleeding in the brain. You might notice bleeding from your ears or nose if your skull is fractured as well as swelling at the site of the injury.
Other injuries can lead to an injury to your brain without anything hitting your head. An example would be if you were to stop breathing during or after the accident. This could result in your brain not getting the oxygen that it needs and could then result in a stroke, a decrease in overall function, or death.
After a car accident, there are several injuries to the brain that can occur that could lead to significant health issues. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.