It’s estimated that roughly 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Of those victims, roughly 280,000—or 20 percent—suffer their brain injury as the result of a motor vehicle crash, making car accidents the second leading cause of head trauma in the U.S. today.
A brain injury occurs when the head is jarred in such a manner that the brain makes contact with the inside of the skull. This can result in damage to the grey and white matter of the brain, which can lead to a number of side effects, including:
Luckily, there are several steps you can take in order to reduce your chances of suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. An article from U.S. News & World Report offers details into what it takes to help prevent a motor vehicle induced traumatic brain injury.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we’ve seen the devastating results brain injuries can have on victims and their families. That’s why our Terre Haute personal injury lawyers are hopeful these tips can help keep you and your loved ones safe and out of harm’s way when on the road.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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