Baltimore Auto Accident Attorneys Fight for Victims with Traumatic Brain Injuries
How head trauma leads to life-altering consequences
Car accidents can have graphic and violent results, but injuries to your brain may or may not be readily apparent. While feeling shocked and dazed is common immediately following an accident, brain injuries can leave you with life-long symptoms affecting mobility and brain functions. The Baltimore injury attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, represent victims of brain injuries as the result of automobile accidents and help secure damages from those responsible. We serve accident victims throughout Maryland, including Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Harford County.
What causes a brain injury during a car accident?
Brain injuries such as concussions and subdural hematomas are caused when the skull and brain come in contact. This can be the result of a blunt impact to the head or due to rapid, jerking motions of the neck and head during an accident.
There are a variety of circumstances that can cause a brain injury while in an automobile collision. Unfortunately, just because you were wearing your seatbelt doesn’t mean you are necessarily out of harm’s way. The cause of your injuries may have a direct impact on who is responsible, and therefore who should compensate you for your suffering.
- Side impact collisions. While almost all cars come equipped with airbags today, much fewer cars come with side curtain airbags to protect your head from moving laterally into a vehicle door or window. If a driver T-bones your car coming out of a driveway or into an intersection, they can be held accountable for any brain injury you suffer
- Seatbelt or airbag failures. If your seatbelt or airbag doesn’t function properly during an accident, your head go hurtling into the dashboard or steering wheel at dangerous speeds, causing severe concussions or worse injuries. These situations are usually the fault of the automobile manufacturer or maintenance company who has worked on your car
- Whiplash. If headrests aren’t properly positioned, the sudden forces on your neck and head can cause your brain to hit the inside of your skull, causing brain injuries
Understanding the effects of a brain injury
Brain injuries aren’t just life-threatening, they can also have a long-lasting on your life and career.
- Impaired cognition. Damage to the brain can reduce the number of synapses that fire properly, slowing the thinking process and affecting problem-solving skills
- Limited motor skills. Brain and nerve damage may have an effect on how you control your limbs and extremities, and may require physical and occupational therapy
- Effects on mood and personality. Brain injuries can affect how you think and process emotions, causing you to act differently toward friends, co-workers and family and putting stain on those relationships.
- Inability to work. If you’re suffering any combination of the symptoms listed above, you may not be able to work full-time or at all, severely affecting your financial well-being
Contact our Baltimore auto accident attorneys if you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury as a result of an auto accident, it can have a huge impact on your life and your well-being. You’re not alone, though; the attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, can assist you in filing a claim and fight for your maximum compensation. Reach us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Our firm does not receive any payment unless we recover compensation for you, so call today.