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The Risks of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 24, 2013

Washington Car Crash Brain InjuryA traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur whenever someone suffers a sudden and violent bump, jolt, or blow to the head. Brain injuries are a tragically common result of Washington car accidents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicles are responsible for 17.3 percent of all TBIs in the United States. Car accidents are also the leading cause of TBI-related fatalities.

Traumatic brain injuries often result from high-speed collisions. There are many cases where an occupant may hit his or her head against the side window, dashboard, steering wheel, or another object in the car. Brain injuries are also a common result of pedestrian accidents because there is nothing to protect a pedestrian’s head from striking the vehicle or the roadway. Read the rest »

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