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X Games Star Injuries Similar to Injury from Auto Acidents

X Games Star Injuries Similar to Injury from Auto Acidents

X Games Star Injury similar to Brain Injury from Automobile Accidents

At the recent 2013 ESPN X Games star, Caleb Moore was severely injured and died on January 31, 2012 as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash in the freestyle snowmobile event at the X games one week ago. One of Caleb’s injuries was brain trauma, resulting when the snowmobile sled ski impacted his head. While Caleb’s type of injury rarely occurs, auto accidents are one of the leading causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

The most common brain injury related to a car or automobile accident is characterized as a closed head injury. Closed head injuries result from a blow to the head causing blunt force trauma. A good example , in a car accident when the head strikes the windshield, dashboard or steering wheel. These injuries cause two types of brain damage: Primary or Secondary

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Primary head injuries involve the following:

  1. Skull Fractures
  2. Contusions or bruises
  3. Blood clots
  4. Lacerations
  5. Nerve damage

Secondary head injuries involve the following:

  1. Brain swelling
  2. Built up pressure in the Brain
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Hematoma

Affects from TBI can differ from case to case but some of the symptoms that appear on most occasions are as follows:

  1. Short term memory loss
  2. Easily confused
  3. More easily agitated
  4. Problems completing tasks
  5. Problems following processes quickly
  6. Etc.

Science has been increasing greatly in the last couple years in reference to MRI and Brain Scan technology. Today, Diffused Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) are tools that doctors can utilize to properly diagnose Traumatic Brain Injuries.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and is suffering from the affects of TBI, hiring a lawyer knowledgeable in the field is critical. The Attorneys at Daniels & Hannan take time to understand and listen to their clients’ injuries and complaints. Our Attorneys will fight to compensate you correctly for the injuries you suffer. Real Attorneys for Real Accident Victims, we are not a referral service.

Call now for a free case evaluation at (941)932-8007. The Attorneys at Daniels and Hannan receive no compensation unless we win or settle your claim.