When the head strikes the steering wheel, windshield, car door or another
object during a
West Palm Beach car accident, the force of the impact can cause injury to the brain, including brain
bleeding, brain contusions and brain fractures. Traumatic Brain Injury
(TBI) refers to any injury to the brain caused by an outside force. TBI
is a leading cause of death and disability for persons under age 45. More
than half of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the result of an
However, you may sustain a traumatic brain injury in a West Palm Beach
car crash without hitting your head. When you suddenly stop from the impact
of a car crash, your brain keeps moving and can strike the inside of your
skull. This kind of injury can cause internal bleeding and bruising of
Common Car Accident Brain Injuries
Concussion: A concussion refers to the bruising of the brain. Some concussions have
long term effects.
Anoxic brain injury: Anoxic brain injury that when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, usually
this occurs because of bleeding in the brain or swelling of brain tissue.
Skull fracture: A break in the bone surrounding the brain. Often these fractures heal
without medical intervention, but the brain tissue beneath the fracture
may require surgical repair.
Countercoup Injury: In a countercoup injury, the brain hits one side of the skull. The impact
causes the brain to rebound and hit the other side of the skull causing
Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): A diffuse axonal injury occurs when the movement of the brain in the skull
causes breakage or shearing of the nerve fibers in the brain. The effects
may be temporary or permanent and symptoms may be mild or debilitating.
Epidural Hematoma: An epidural hematoma is a blood clot that forms between the skull and
lining of the brain and puts pressure on the brain. Epidural hematomas
may cause significant damage, so surgery is required to relieve the pressure.
Subdural Hematoma: A subdural hematoma is a blood clot between the brain and the lining
of the brain. Like an epidural hematomas, the swelling of a subdural hematoma
may cause significant brain damage.
If you have any symptoms of brain injury after a Florida car crash it
is important that you seek immediate medical attention. Untreated brain
injury can lead to swelling of the brain and permanent brain damage.
Learn the symptoms of brain injury in our article: "Injured in A West Palm Beach Motor Vehicle Accident? Know the Symptoms
of Traumatic Brain Injury."
West Palm Beach auto accident lawyer Craig Goldenfarb helps victims of South Florida car accidents get fair
compensation from the insurance companies. If you have sustained a brain
in a Florida car crash, you may be eligible for compensation for your
hospital and doctor's bills, rehabilitation, therapy, lost income
and lost earning capacity, diminished quality of life, and pain and suffering.
But, the insurance companies don't want to pay that compensation.
Read about common tricks that insurance companies use to minimize accident
injury settlements in West Palm Beach auto accident lawyer Craig Goldenfarb's
book "What the Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know".
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your West Palm Beach car crash injury,contact the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. at (561) 600-5605.