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March 2020 Archives

The consequences of motor vehicle accidents can be life-altering

The impact of a brain injury can change not only the life of the victim but also his or her family members and close friends. The fact that many TBIs are hidden makes living with a brain injury even more difficult for crash victims in California and elsewhere. Brain injuries could be catastrophic even without external damage. Motor vehicle accidents often cause whiplash injuries in which the brain smashes into the inner walls of the skull, causing bruising, swelling and sometimes bleeding on the brain -- all of which could be invisible to others.

Truck accidents involving passenger vehicles can be catastrophic

Sharing the California roads with big rigs can be harrowing. The best line of defense for drivers of passenger cars is to learn to navigate safely around large trucks on the highways. There is no getting away from the fact that passenger vehicle occupants have little chance of escaping without serious injuries, or worse if they are involved in truck accidents. Typically, large trucks and buses need more space in which to stop and also to turn.

Catastrophic injuries like TBI can happen in the blink of an eye

Car accidents, falls or any other incident in which the head strikes a hard object or is shaken in a whiplash motion can cause traumatic brain injuries. Many Californians don't realize that even concussions suffered in sports activities can turn out to be catastrophic injuries. The severity of brain injuries is determined mainly by the area of the brain that is damaged, and the extent of the damage, regardless of whether the skull was penetrated.

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