The Hidden Signs of Traumatic Brain Injuries After Car Accidents: What You Need to Know

It is not always easy to tell if someone has, or is, suffering from a traumatic brain injury.  For example, you may have a brain injury even if you have no obvious cuts, bruises, or fractures to you head or face.  It could be the case that you never lost consciousness when you were injured.  Nevertheless, you may still have a traumatic brain injury. 

Quite often in car accidents, the driver or passenger collides with a hard surface.  But also, even if there is no such impact, one’s head may still be violently shaken, causing the brain to collide with the inside of the skull.  Even this type of collision may cause brain bleeding that cannot be seen on the surface of the body. 

If you or a loved one has been in a Hudson car accident, you should be mindful and pay attention to how your body feels.  Traumatic brain injuries may manifest in the following ways:

  • Dizziness;
  • Headaches;
  • Fatigue;
  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Muscle weakness;
  • Loss of sleep or oversleeping;
  • Increased irritability;
  • Anxiety;
  • Nervousness;
  • Impatience;
  • Loss of concentration;
  • Inability to focus;
  • Being easily distracted;
  • Sensitivity to light or sound;
  • Blurry or double vision; and
  • Memory loss.

More could be added to this list and it is important that you or your loved one consult a physician if you have been in an automobile accident and especially if you suffer from any of the above listed symptoms.   Traumatic brain injuries are very serious conditions.  Any of these things may be more than temporary; rather, they could indicate permanent disability. 

While health insurance and auto insurance may have compensated you in part, your pain and suffering could still be compensated for if, for example, the accident was caused in whole or in part by a vehicle manufacturer.  Was the car properly manufactured; was the car in adequately designed; was there an inadequate warning of possible danger or injury?  All of these things need to be considered and this is why you should consult an attorney after being in a serious car accident.

An experienced Hudson car accident attorney is familiar with the “crashworthiness doctrine”.  This doctrine forces car manufacturers to foresee possible collisions and to be aware that a collision often involves multiple collisions, such as the force of the vehicle coming into contact with something else, and then there is the collision between and within the driver’s body and some other object.  In order for the vehicle to be “crashworthy”, the vehicle must be designed and manufactured in accordance with all laws and industry standards so as to provide the car’s occupants with all possible safety precautions. 

Flaws in the design of seatbelts, airbags, child seats, head rests, tires, doors, etc., are common causes of traumatic brain injury as opposed to the vehicle accident itself.  You or your loved ones deserve compensation if injured by any number of improper automobile design and you should contact an attorney for a full consultation in regard to your options.

The attorneys at Greenberg and Greenberg handle car accident cases throughout New York State, including Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, and Albany County.  Our legal team has earned a reputation for dedicated service to our clients injured in New York personal injury accidents.  Please contact us today to receive a free case evaluation by dialing locally to 518-828-3336 or call toll free at 877-469-9300.