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Traumatic Brain Injury and Premature Death After A Car Accident

If you’ve been involved in an accident that caused you to suffer a traumatic brain injury after a car accident, chances are you already know the ongoing effects the injury has on your daily life. But what about the longer-term outlook of your injuries, and is your lawyer taking these into account in your accident case?

Any accident is already life-changing and traumatic, but when it impacts your brain and can increase your risk of premature death after a car accident, it can feel incredibly hopeless and overwhelming.

We explore what a traumatic brain injury after a car accident is and how they can happen, as well as why they’ve been linked to premature death after a car accident and what to do from a legal perspective if you’ve been diagnosed with a brain injury after a car accident.

The top injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients who need medical treatment after an auto accident.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.

What can cause traumatic brain injury?

The number of cases involving brain injuries is shocking- and it can happen to anyone at any age, with the recovery period being largely guesswork as our brains are very complex and medically difficult to fix. Typically, traumatic brain injuries are caused by a sudden stop, but the brain continues to accelerate forward inside your skull.

The injury is then caused when the brain hits the inside of the skull, causing bruising and often irreversible damage. You may be familiar with the term ‘concussion’ which is often used by medical professionals to describe a short-term brain injury but a traumatic brain injury sadly has longer-term implications.

Traumatic brain injuries and concussions are the kinds of injuries that are common in high-contact physical sports such as American Football and hockey, car or motor accidents, and even cycle accidents, all of which means there is an element of speed before the body is suddenly forced to stop.

Known as a TBI, a brain injury is a medical term for the ongoing longer-term damage that happens to the brain after an initial impact on the skull. 

Traumatic premature death after a car accident

Aside from the initial bruising and sometimes bleeding on the brain, many health professionals have highlighted the ongoing injuries and medical complications that often lead to premature death after a car accident. One medical professional, Dr. Fazel from Oxford University, has years of experience researching the ongoing lives of people who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.

Dr. Fazel’s research concludes that ongoing health issues the TBI can cause are what cause premature death after a car accident. These can include mental health issues such as depression that goes on to shorten their lives via; 

  • Suicide. 
  • Addiction.
  • Being assaulted.
  • Other psychological disorders.

We’ve previously touched on the relationship between TBI and premature death after a car accident  as well as the symptoms to look out for if you’ve recently been involved in an accident and may have suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident.

From a legal perspective, it’s important that you’re aware of the facts if you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident so your attorney can ensure they offer support throughout your legal case. Recognizing or being diagnosed with a TBI also means taking the proper precautions and ensuring that you stay safe, protecting yourself from what’s largely an avoidable premature death after a car accident risk.

How Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm Can Help You

We have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries and medical treatment at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you.

When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located in your area.

If you need medical treatment after a car accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you in nearby Chandler, AZ, to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area, including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.


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a month ago

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a year ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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