Injuries to the head and brain are regarded as among the most serious kind of car accident injury due to the fragility and complexity of the brain. There are many kinds of head and brain injuries, however, with varying degrees of seriousness and different lingering effects throughout your life.
A concussion is an internal head wound in which the brain is shaken. Concussions are common occurrences in car, truck, motorcycle, and even bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
A closed head or traumatic brain injury is one in which the victim may be struck by an object, or by a fast-moving vehicle. The skull may or may not be fractured in such an injury. Sometimes the head is badly lacerated, requiring emergency surgery today and reconstruction work later.
An open head injury, also called a penetrating head injury, may occur when the object breaks through the skull and enters the brain.
Many head injuries lead to coma, sometimes induced by doctors, in which the victim is unable to regain full consciousness, often with no certainty of recovery.
Traumatic brain injuries, often life-changing events causing changes in mental capacity, depression and despair for victims, can affect thinking, sensation, language and emotions. Victims may require long-term or even lifelong assistance. A common cause of traumatic brain injury is motor vehicle accidents.
Attorney Eliot Reiner seeks payment for medical treatment and rehabilitation in head injury and brain damage cases, for lost pay and job retraining, in addition to compensation for the physical and emotional pain your injury has caused. Compensation is often extremely important, both to victims and to their families who must cope with these consequences. Often, people with post-concussive injuries cannot return to the workforce.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a California vehicle accident caused by another party, you have the right to seek compensation. For more information call Sacramento brain injury lawyer Eliot Reiner at (916) 778-3228 to discuss what you can do.