Auto accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s because the human brain is very susceptible to damage from the forces generated by a typical crash. TBI attorneys commonly see brain injuries when the head strikes an object during a crash, such as a windshield or dashboard.
But the brain can also suffer injury without a direct blow to the head. The impact from a collision can cause the brain to undergo a sudden backward and forward motion, commonly referred to as “whiplash.” Whiplash is a neck injury, but it’s considered a closed-head injury, as it can cause brain damage.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that nearly 2 million people suffer TBI each year in the United States, principally from car accidents.
The NIH also states that TBI affects people of all ages and is the leading cause of long-term disability among children and young adults. There are also approximately 300,000 hospital admissions in the U.S. every year for people with TBI, and an additional unknown number of traumatic brain injuries that are not diagnosed but may result in long-term disability.
Read here on how TBI is a “masked” injury, that can be concealed by other more evident injuries and worsen over time.
Call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028 for help now. Our TBI attorneys can answer all of your questions, and make sure you get the right medical treatment and compensation for your traumatic brain injury.
We have lawyers who specialize in TBI lawsuits, with proven results for auto accident victims like you.