Why You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries if You Travel by CarCars are the most popular mode of transportation in Georgia. Most of us drive or ride in cars with little fear because cars are so prominent in our everyday lives. We think that if we drive carefully that we can avoid serious crashes. We think that if we are unlucky enough to get in an accident that we may suffer whiplash or minor lacerations. Most of the time, we may be right. However, other times serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries can result from Georgia car crashes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries in the United States each year. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury deaths and the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur in Car Accidents
Traumatic brain injuries primarily occur in one of two ways. Specifically, a Georgia car crash brain injury can occur when:
- The Head Hits a Hard Object: When the head suddenly and forcefully hits a hard object such as the dashboard, a brain injury can result. This results in a head injury that disrupts the normal flow of the brain. Injuries can range from mild concussions to death from severe traumatic brain injuries.
- The Head is Suddenly Jolted Forcing the Brain to Shift Suddenly: Similar injuries can result when a person suffers significant whiplash and the brain is suddenly jolted and forced against the skull.
What to Do if You, or a Loved One, Suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a Georgia car accident, then you may be entitled to damages. An Atlanta car accident attorney from The Dover Law Firm will be happy to provide you with a free case evaluation and discuss your potential damages with you.
At The Dover Law Firm, we want you to know what to do and what NOT to do after a serious accident. Please read our free e-book 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim and call us at 770.518.1133, or fill out our online form for more information.