Head Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

A Tennessee head injury lawyer can protect your legal rights

Head injuries in car accidents can cause serious life-changing problems: permanent disability, expensive medical bills, and the inability to work are just a few potential consequences. If you or a loved one sustained a head injury in an eastern Tennessee car accident, it’s important to have an experienced attorney in your corner. Meade Law Group can help. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims get back on their feet. Call (423) 464-7779 today to schedule a free consultation.

Auto accidents are a leading cause of head injuries. The impact of a high-speed accident may result in a head injury. Typically, an occupant’s head strikes an object, such as a steering wheel or windshield. But due to the unpredictable nature of car accidents, even minor crashes at lower speeds can produce the same results.

If you or a loved one sustained a head injury due to another driver’s negligence, you deserve justice. Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney or try to pursue a claim on your own. Too much is at stake. Turn to Meade Law Group. We can put our experience and resources to work for you. When you choose us, we take aggressive action against insurance companies. Get in touch with our firm today.

Types of car accident head injuries

Bruising or bleeding in a head injury: This type of head injury occurs when the soft tissue of the brain has been forced against the hard bone of the skull. When bruising or bleeding occurs, blood vessels may tear, which could lead to uncontrolled bleeding.

Tearing in a head injury: Tearing in the brain is very serious, since the “wires” in the brain may be severed.

Swelling: The brain may swell up against the skull, causing pressure to build up and push down on the brain.

Open head injury vs. closed head injury: When an object penetrates the skull or the skull is broken or fractured, the injury is considered to be an “open head injury.” A closed head injury is due to some kind of force that does not penetrate or fracture the skull. A concussion is one of many types of closed-head injury.

Whiplash: The rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. This type of injury commonly can occur in minor car accidents and may resolve within a few days, but it can also be a very serious injury in serious accidents.

Car Accident Head Injury Symptoms

The following are some symptoms of head injury, brain injury or concussion that may occur after a car accident:

  • Changes in mood
  • Confusion
  • Forgetfulness
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness

Contact a car accident head injury lawyer

If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident and sustained a head injury,contact Meade Law Group. Our law firm serves injury victims in Johnson City, Kingsport, Elizabethton, Greeneville and communities throughout eastern Tennessee.


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