Katy Car Accident Concussion Attorney
Concussions are often downplayed in popular culture, in which a movie character gets knocked out in one scene, and is perfectly fine a few minutes later. But concussions are extremely serious injuries. They can cause long term headaches, memory problems, and even behavioral or personality changes. Repeated blows to the head can lead to Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a form of brain tissue degradation that leads to extreme depression, personality changes, and suicide. No matter how serious or minor you believe your head injury is following the crash you were involved in, you need to talk to an attorney to ensure fair compensation. The West Law Office, Katy Car Accident Concussion Attorneys can help you file a personal injury claim for full damages.
The term “concussion” may be used as a blanket term that covers all brain injuries. Medically, however, a concussion is described by the CDC as a blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to violently move back and forth inside the skull. The twisting and bouncing motions that the brain undergoes can lead to stretching and damage of brain cells, as well as chemical changes. Symptoms of a concussion include the following:
- Ringing in the ears;
- Blurry vision or seeing stars;
- Amnesia; and
Later symptoms can also include:
- Inability to concentrate;
- Poor memory;
- Personality changes;
- Extreme sensitivity to light and noise; and
- Disordered taste and smell.
Other Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
While you may have been diagnosed (or self-diagnosed) with a concussion, you may actually have a more serious type of brain injury, because concussion is not the only type of head injury that victims suffer in Katy car accidents. Other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) include:
- Diffuse Axonal Injury;
- Brain Contusion;
- Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury;
- Second Impact Syndrome;
- Penetrating Injury.
How Did the Other Driver Cause the Crash?
Most Katy car accidents leading to concussions are caused in one, or more, of the following manners:
- Distracted driving—The driver was doing two things at once, such as texting while driving, talking to a passenger, looking up directions, eating, or scrolling through their phone.
- Aggressive driving—Aggressive driving is engaging in any dangerous behavior that puts others at risk, such as speeding, tailgating, or rapidly changing lanes.
- Drunk driving—Tipsy driving is still drunk driving. Even if the driver who hit you had a legal BAC of 0.05, for example (the illegal threshold is 0.08), their level of intoxication likely played a role in the crash.
- Drowsy driving—Our society does not prioritize sleep. Most Americans get less than seven hours a night, which means that many drivers are driving in a sleep deprived state, causing slow reaction time and poor judgement.
Contact a Katy Car Accident Concussion Attorney Today
Were you injured in a traffic collision? If you suffered a concussion as a result of another driver’s poor judgement, it is in your best interest to call a Katy car accident concussion attorney today at 283-347-3247 to schedule a free consultation.