The number of U.S. Brain and Spinal Cord injuries per year is grave. Auto-accidents are second highest cause of yearly brain and spinal cord injuries in the U.S. According to braininjuryinstitute.org, auto accidents account for 17.3% of yearly brain injuries in the U.S. During an auto accident, brain and spinal cord injuries can occur when a passenger is jolted severely backward/forward. In addition, this may occur when a passenger’s head hits an object in the course of the collision.
The most common head injury is a concussion. However, if unattended, more severe head injuries can lead to brain swelling and ultimately death.
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Drivers and passengers should always wear their seat belts. Following a severe auto accident or collision one should immediately consult a qualified physician to assess his/her injuries.
In the event of an accident, it is important to have effective legal representation and receive proper medical attention as soon as possible. At My Injury Headquarters, our firm is skilled in handling brain and spinal cord accidents throughout California. Contact us at (877) MYINJHQ to schedule a free no obligation consultation to discuss your case.