Roads in Mississippi and throughout the nation tend to see more drivers throughout the summer months. Therefore, the odds of a motorist getting into an accident that could cause a traumatic brain injury are higher. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that car accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries and other types of head injuries. Anyone who has been involved in an accident is urged to see a medical professional right away.
The signs of a head injury include a lack of balance or coordination. It can also be harder to count backward or remember events regardless of how long ago they occurred. Changes in mood, slurred speech and walking into walls are other signs that a crash victim might have a concussion or other type of head injury. The sooner a person is seen, the easier it can be to come to the correct diagnosis.
If one experiences a brain bleed after an accident, it is important that the pressure on the brain and skull be relieved right away. Otherwise, it could lead to permanent damage. In some cases, the signs of an injury may not manifest themselves immediately after the accident takes place. Therefore, accident victims should see a doctor as soon as possible even if they feel normal.
An auto accident victim may experience significant brain and other injuries in the crash. These injuries could make it difficult to go back to work or maintain relationships with friends and family members. However, a negligent driver may be ordered to pay for a victim's medical bills and other related damages. An attorney could use cell phone records, police reports or witness statements to establish that an at-fault driver was negligent in causing a car crash to occur.