Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Car AccidentsApril 21, 2020
Car accidents can cause a range of injuries, from minor scratches and abrasions to broken bones, internal bleeding, and amputations. If the force of the impact causes the victims to hit their head, they may suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries can require extensive medical treatment, or even long-term care if the injury is severe. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of TBIs in this country.
Motorists can suffer a brain injury if their head strikes the steering wheel, the dashboard, or the windshield during an accident. If the brain hits the inside of the skull on impact, this can cause bruising of the brain, known as a contusion, or a brain hemorrhage. Oftentimes, this type of injury is not immediately obvious. The injured person may not be bleeding, or feel any pain right away, particularly when adrenaline is coursing through the body.
Crashworthiness Impacts Severity of Injuries
In some cases, the severity of a motorist’s injuries may be due to other factors besides the accident itself. If the accident could have been avoided altogether, there would be no injuries. However, there are other factors that may contribute to the severity of the injuries. For example, the crashworthiness of a vehicle determines its ability to protect the occupants in the event of a car accident. An experienced car accident lawyer will be able to find out if your vehicle failed to provide the necessary accident protection.
According to the crashworthiness doctrine, car manufacturers have a responsibility to take accidents into consideration, to accept that they are reasonably foreseeable occurrences, and to design vehicles with this is mind. Car manufacturers must be proactive about evaluating their vehicles for crashworthiness and take the appropriate steps to prevent injuries.
Automotive defects can also cause serious car accidents that result in TBIs. For example, defective seat belts, air bags, and tires have been known to cause serious accidents, some involving TBIs. Another example of an automotive defect involved vehicles that would accelerate suddenly as a result of a manufacturing flaw. When vehicles with defective parts are involved in a car accident, the injuries tend to be more severe.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims Injured in Car Accidents
If you suffered a brain injury from a car accident, do not hesitate to contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We understand how debilitating these injuries can be and how important it is that you get the medical care you need. We will determine who is responsible for causing the accident and secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Prince George’s County, allowing us to represent victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.