Even at low speeds, drivers and their passengers are at high risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury in a crash. It’s estimated that more than half of head injury cases in the country are the result of accidents on the road. In this article, we look at common signs of a head injury from car accident and how these symptoms affect patients.
If you’re an attorney working on a lawsuit with a patient who suffered injuries in a car crash, Cardinal LifeCare Consulting can assist you with your case by creating a comprehensive life care plan. Contact us today at 724-487-0519 to learn more about our services.
Diagnosing and Treating Head Injuries
According to recent reports, around 30% of crash victims suffer acute head injuries, including skull fractures, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries. In many cases, these injuries are fatal, but even in instances when the patient survives, he/she will never fully recover and will require long-term treatment and care. Warning signs of a head injury include:
- Slurred speech
- Clear fluid coming from ears or nose
- Double vision
- Unequal dilation in the pupils
- Sudden loss of balance
- Weakness of limbs
- Lapses in consciousness or blackouts
However, the patient should also monitor relatively minor symptoms, including headaches, light-headedness, light sensitivity, drowsiness, mood swings, and more. If these symptoms persist for days after the accident took place, the patient may have sustained a head injury and should seek medical treatment.
Traumatic brain injuries can often lead to long-term disabilities that require extensive treatments, rehabilitation, and pain management. If you are an attorney working on a case involving a patient who sustained a head injury in a car accident, a life care plan can help prove the care a patient will need to attain optimal recovery.
At Cardinal LifeCare Consulting, we specialize in creating evidence-based life care plans that will give you a road map of the patient’s current and future medical needs and the associated costs. We can also connect you with the appropriate medical expert witnesses for your case, including plastic surgeons, oncologists, anesthesiologists, physicians, and others.
Call Us Today to Speak to a Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Cases involving a patient with a traumatic brain injury can benefit from the input of a certified brain injury specialist. At Cardinal Lifecare Consulting, our team can connect you with a medical professional with the right qualifications to assist with your case. Contact us today at 724-487-0519 to find out more about our expert witness service.