The Canadian Institute for Health Information has stated that there were 16,811 hospitalizations for traumatic head injuries in fiscal 2003-2004.
Traumatic head injuries are a known cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in children and the elderly. Further studies by the Canadian Institute for Health Information indicate that the ramifications of a moderate to severe head injury can greatly impair multiple areas of cognitive, emotional, physical, and social functioning. Even the most mild head injuries can present health problems and result in disability as a result of developing post injury syndromes or symptoms.
The car accident lawyers at Greg Monforton and Partners understand the many complications associated with traumatic head injuries as a result of a car accident, and believe that the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. These may include; pain and suffering, lost wage, property damages, medical expenses and, in some cases, funeral expenses.
Types of Head Injuries
Between 2003 and 2004, the Canadian Institute for Health Information reported that car accidents were the leading cause of traumatic head injuries accounting for 5,970 of the total 16,811 head injuries. Furthermore, children and youth represented the highest percentage of head traumas related to motor vehicle accidents with 1,955 total admissions.
Some common types of head injuries include:
The area of the body is put in a vulnerable position during an accident; dental injuries are a very common type of head injury during a car accident. These accidents include tooth luxation, avulsed tooth, fractured, tooth, broken jaws, and several other types of injuries.
This occurs when a hematoma or blood clot has formed causing it to be trapped in a region of the brain. This blood clot can cause a great amount of pressure and may require surgery to be repaired. Many times, a hematoma can also cause a stroke to occur.
Studies indicate that facial injuries are one of the most commonly sustained injuries in a car accident accounting for more than half of all car accident injuries. These injuries can include soft tissue injuries, facial bone injuries, joint injuries, and others.
This type injury includes any type of bleeding within the skull. These types of injuries are very dangerous, and can result in death if they are not attended to in the correct manner.
Skull fractures are caused by a tremendous force and can be life ending. These types of injuries typically include basilar, diastasis, penetrating, open or closed, stellate, linear, or depressed.
A subdural hematoma causes a blood clot to form, which causes pressure to build in the brain tissue. This causes tearing and bleeding across the subdural area of the brain. Often times, surgery will be required to fix this area of the brain.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
As previously mentioned, traumatic brain injuries are one of the most dangerous types of head injuries. These injuries can severely impair cognitive or motor skills of an individual, while numbers indicate that this is also one of the most common forms of head injuries sustained during a car accident.
In any of these instances, head injuries can cause serious problems no matter what the severity. These injuries can also have life altering effects on an individual. Therefore, if you are suffering from a head injury following a car accident, it is advised to seek medical attention immediately.
Contact an Experienced Lawyer Today
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our lawyers have great sympathy for those suffering from head injuries after a car accident and believe that these individuals may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. Our lawyers also operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will not charge you for any of our services unless a favorable verdict or settlement has been made and you recover for your losses and damages.
Being centrally located in Windsor, Ontario, our lawyers are able to serve accident victims throughout the entire area and elsewhere required. Of course, we also serve local Ontario areas, including:
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If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, and you would like to begin exploring your legal rights, we welcome you to contact us today at (866) 320-4770 or complete the Free Case Evaluation form located at the top of this page. It is completely free to submit and all your information will remain confidential between you and our lawyers.