Millions of Americans suffer head injuries every year. These head injuries range from a small bump or bruise to life changing or life ending injuries. The Attorney Injury Network represents all types of head injury victims and we have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Head Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident
Often accidents victims are aware that they struck their head during an automobile accident but they are unaware that they have suffered major head trauma. It is a little like scrambling an egg inside the shell. The egg looks fine on the outside but the yolk is no longer intact.
Head injury victims may not realize that they have suffered a head injury for days, weeks, months, even years after the accident and they do not seek medical attention until some other complication presents itself. Unfortunately, a long delay in getting the head injury diagnosed often means that the injury claim associated with the accident has already been settled and/or the timeframe in which a claim must have been filed as passed. In either event, the head injury victim will likely be unable to recover damages for their injury.
You may think that the airbag protected you from a head injury and it may have but, it is not uncommon for an airbag to cause head and neck injuries. Certain brands of airbags have been recalled on a massive scale because they explode with too much force and have caused accident victims serious injuries.