Auto Accident Brain Injury (Philadelphia, PA)
Believe it or not, over one half of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the result of an auto accident. Traumatic brain injuries can occur from any force which penetrates or fractures the skull – an area which is most vulnerable to harm during a car accident.
Trauma will happen when the skull strikes an object like a steering wheel or windshield. Even though this may not have caused an open wound, traumatic brain injury may have occurred. The sheer force of a car accident or another type of moving vehicle stopping may cause the brain to collide against the hard internal skull bone. This can call contusions or internal brain hemorrhaging which are not visible at the time of the accident.
To prevent any brain injury during a car accident, particularly, in New Jersey, here are a few safe steps you can take:
- Always wear your seatbelt
- Maintain your car, motorcycle or truck with regular oil changes
- Avoid driving during severe weather
- Practice safe stopping techniques
- Do not text and drive
Even with applying all of the safe tactics possible, there are circumstances beyond our control which can cause an auto accident. In that case, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately to assess the situation. Learn more by calling: 1-800-529-6600.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car accident, please contact Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced accident and personal injury lawyers.