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Accidents Leading To Traumatic Brain Injuries
While a vehicle collision might be over in an instant, the effects of the injury can last a lifetime. Head injuries, specifically, might result in personality changes, loss of cognitive function or the loss of mobility. If a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, schedule a free consultation at our firm to discuss your legal options with a personal injury lawyer.
Some head injuries can be difficult to diagnose in the hours or days following a motor vehicle accident. In fact, many family members will notice a change in personality or behavior before a diagnosis is made. Difficulty concentrating, difficulty multitasking or mood swings can be indicative of head trauma. At Cross Border Law, we encourage you to contact our firm if you notice a loved one suffering these changes following a car accident. For the convenience of our clients, we maintain offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington.
Head injuries can vary in severity based on the damage.
- Open injury: An open injury is one that causes visible physical damage to the head. A penetrating skull wound or deep laceration would be considered an open injury.
- Closed injury: An injury that does not result in visible damage is often called a closed injury. A closed injury or closed head injury is more likely to damage the brain’s cognitive functions rather than the physical structure.
- Concussion: A type of closed head injury, a concussion typically results when the brain is subjected to violent movement within the cranium. As the brain is physically jostled, it can result in memory loss, blurred vision and other symptoms.
No matter the severity of your accident or the catastrophic results of your injury, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer. We will thoroughly examine your accident and discuss your injuries with your chosen medical professional to gain a clear understanding of the challenges you might face in the future. Clients trust us to negotiate with Canadian and United States insurance carriers to ensure that a beneficial settlement is reached.
If you suffered a head injury in a motor vehicle accident, schedule a free consultation at either of our offices to discuss your options for monetary recovery through a personal injury lawsuit. Call or email us today.