Typically, victims of an Iowa car crash are transported by ambulance to the emergency room for medical attention, if serious injuries occur. One of the most common, yet serious injuries victims receive treatment for is head trauma. Drivers and passengers of cars, trucks and motorcycles have an increased risk that their heads may be hit by something forceful when involved in an accident.
Head injuries may be severe as the force of an accident can either create an open or closed head injury. A closed head injury does not break the skull; rather, it is a hard blow to the head that creates damage. An open head injury is when something penetrates the skull and enters the brain.
The most common types of head injuries that victims of car accidents receive are as follows:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident in Iowa, and you believe damage to the head may have occurred, it is important that you seek medical treatment immediately and look for the following symptoms:
Loss of consciousness
Difficulty concentrating and processing
Slurred words and trouble speaking
Unfortunately, victims who suffer traumatic brain injury in Iowa may live with this injury long-term or may even die as a result. A victim may need to live in assisted living or may need ongoing medical treatment, which can be very expensive.
If you or a loved one was a victim of a Cedar Rapids car accident and sustained a head injury or traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and loss of pay, among other expenses. To find out how much monetary compensation you may be entitled to, contact the law firm of Brady Preston Gronlund today for a free legal evaluation at (319) 866-9277 today.