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Signs of a Brain Injury After a Car Accident in Queens

| May 14, 2020 | Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries

signs of a brain injury after a car accident in queens

Learn the Important Signs of a Brain Injury After a Car Accident in Queens, New York

Brain injuries are one of the most catastrophic type of personal injury.  Victims who suffer a brain injury may suffer debilitating and permanent personal injury.  While most brain injuries are obvious, unfortunately some brain injuries are not.  Symptoms and signs of a brain injury after a car accident in Queens can take weeks or months to become apparent.  Some signs of a brain injury are very subtle making detection difficult, especially if a victim suffered there personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident and had other traumatic injuries.  What is more difficult is that brain injuries can be caused even when a victim does not lose consciousness or strike his or her head on anything in a collision.

Here at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. , our experienced Queens car accident lawyers know how to handle brain injury cases.  We have dedicated our firm to helping those who have been catastrophically injured due to the reckless, careless, and downright negligent conduct of another person, business, or government entity.  This includes brain injuries cases, which we have handled in a wide-array of complications, disability, and other injuries.  Victims who suffer a brain injury after a car accident in Queens should call our experienced brain injury lawyers to learn how we can help protect their rights to compensation under New York law.

Common Brain Injuries

There are many possible types of brain injuries.  One of the most commonly used term for a brain injury is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.  The CDC defines a TBI “as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.”  There are many possible types of TBIs which could be caused by a motor vehicle accident, including the following:

  • Concussions 
  • Diffuse axonal brain injuries (damage caused by shredding to the brain tissue due to an explosive impact)
  • Coup-contrecoup brain injuries (whiplash damage from the brain bouncing back-and-forth inside the skull due to a violent collision)
  • Brain bleeds
  • Contusions
  • Penetrating brain injuries, and 
  • Other serious types of brain injuries.

Signs of a Brain Injury: Explained by Queens Car Accident Lawyers

There are many possible signs of a brain injury.  The most common and most obvious are loss of consciousness, severe headaches, and physical damage to the brain from penetrating injuries.  But there are some other symptoms of brain injuries which may be more difficult to detect.  This is particularly true because of the nature of a car accident.  Victims may suffer shoulder, back, neck, or broken bones in a severe collision.  A victim may be taking pain medication for those injuries, or may have undergone surgery to repair that damage which includes the administration of powerful pain medication and steroids.  These medications and drugs may block the subtle signs of a brain injury until they wear off.

Once they wear off, some signs of a brain injury could still be difficult to assess.  This is why victims and their families need to be aware of these types of a brain injury.  This includes the following:

  • Headaches
  • Memory issues
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Trouble sleeping or excessive sleeping
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Speech problems
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Depression
  • Difficulty with problem solving
  • Irritability, and
  • Other common symptoms.

Did You Suffer a Brain Injury?  Call our Queens Car Accident Lawyers to Learn More

Any type of brain injury is a serious injury.  Although the signs of a brain injury could be subtle and difficult to detect.  Ultimately, it is imperative for all victims to know the subtle signs of a brain injury in order to get timely treatment and care which can help to stop the damage, abate the symptoms, and even save a victim’s life in serious cases.  If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury as a result in a Queens car accident, call COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. to learn what your rights to compensation may be under New York law by calling 800-247-8164 for a FREE case evaluation or use our convenient and easy-to-use contact us box available here. 

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