There are many different injuries that can occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident, but one of the most serious and lasing injuries can be a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since the brain is one of the body’s most complex and essential organs, it is particularly susceptible to injury. A TBI can occur either when a person’s head strikes an object, such as a car window, or when a person’s head is suddenly jerked back and forth, such as in a whiplash injury. TBIs can range from a mild concussion to severe and permanent brain damage. Car accidents are the third largest source of severe TBI.
Getting immediate and thorough treatment is essential to recovering from a TBI. In some cases, the full extent of the damage from a concussion or TBI is unknown until days or even months following a motor vehicle accident. In some cases, the damage permanently affects the brain’s ability to properly function. Potential symptoms arising from a TBI may include memory loss, lack of concentration, vision loss, light sensitivity, balance difficulties, depression, anxiety, and aggressiveness. There is some research findings that TBIs may lead to epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. While the effects of a TBI are not always immediately apparent, they are very real and can significantly impair an individual’s ability to function as he or she did prior to the accident.
A traumatic brain injury is only one of the many serious injuries that an individual may sustain in a motor vehicle accident. Boller & Vaughan is substantially skilled in Wisconsin personal injury and wrongful death law and has the extensive experience necessary to lead you throughout the often lengthy and complex process of a personal injury claim. Regardless of the cause of the car wreck that led to your injuries, we know how to help you get the compensation that you deserve. If you are facing this type of situation, you can count on your Madison motor vehicle accident attorneys to help you develop and manage your claim for damages under Wisconsin law. Contact us today for a free case consultation.