Whiplash and Traumatic Brain Injury caused by car accidents

Apr 10, 2018 | Legal Article

Alexander Lee

Personal Injury Lawyer

In today’s article we will examine two types of motor vehicle accident related injuries that affect the neck and head region, namely whiplash and traumatic brain injuries. Unfortunately, both types of injuries frequently occur in motor vehicle accidents, especially rear-end collisions.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.

Whiplash and Traumatic Brain Injury caused by car accidentsIt is caused when a victim’s neck is suddenly snapped forward and back by a change in momentum. The symptoms of whiplash often do not fully present themselves immediately after an accident, which can cause victims to mistakenly believe that they are less injured than they actually are.

Some symptoms of whiplash include: neck pain, stiffness, shooting pain, and impaired range of motion, but can also develop into headaches, nausea, and radicular symptoms. It is prudent to seek out a medical professional who can help diagnose and treat your injuries to ensure you are receiving the proper care. It is also recommended you seek out a lawyer in order to gauge what legal recourse may be available to you, as these types of injuries can have long-lasting effects on your health, career, and loved ones.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Another serious injury that often results from a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic brain injury. In fact, a large proportion of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the direct result of motor vehicle accidents. This most commonly occurs when a victim’s head comes in contact with the vehicle’s steering wheel, headrest, or windshield.

The following are some examples of brain related injuries arising from car accidents:

  • Concussion: Damage caused by blunt force trauma to the brain.
  • Contusion: Bruising or bleeding on or within the brain.
  • Diffuse Axonal: Tearing of the nerve tissue within the brain.
  • Penetration: Foreign objects entering the skull and into the brain.

Regardless of whether you have suffered a mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury, it is vital that you seek immediate medical attention. These types of injuries can have extraordinary effects on your life and can cause life-long disabilities and impairments. As such, you may also be entitled to significant benefits and compensation to assist in your recovery.

If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from whiplash or a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident, do not hesitate to contact Grillo Barristers P.C. today for a free consultation.

courtland holder
courtland holder
14:27 12 Feb 18
My wife & I had the pleasure of working with Alexander Lee and Ikbir Khongura. They were excellent in research and information, They both were on time and ready.. very professional and determined to get the best results for us. They worked very hard and made sure we as clients were comfortable, happy and well taken care of! Most importantly they are fighters, they made sure our best interest were put first and our needs were met. A lot of lawyers don't really care, but they made sure justice was served! They did an amazing job in taking care of us and will be recommending their services!
Luci S.
Luci S.
21:46 08 Dec 17
From the moment Grillo Barristers took on my case, until I was able to come to my desired settlement, they have been nothing but amazing, caring and professional. I had an amazing team working on my case, and couldn't believe how well and timely my file was handled. My lawyer Anthony Andreopoulos, with the tremendous help of Justine and Zachary, constantly kept me updated with every action that was taken on the file and made me feel at ease knowing my case was in good hands. I couldn't have asked for a better firm to handle my file, so thank you guys so much for everything, I appreciate it more than you know!
Jan MacMillan
Jan MacMillan
23:28 05 Feb 18
I worked with Rachelle Mitri and her team and I found the company in general and Rachelle in particular to be extremely professional, while being nice people to work with. Ms. Mitri kept me informed of my case. And guided me through an unfamiliar system with great diligence. I always felt valued and respected. Great Lawyers !
Theresa Dea
Theresa Dea
23:10 19 Dec 17
It's unbelievable how long it takes for the insurance companies to settle. They live by the fact that they can outlast you! Don't give up! Hang in there! Stefanie and her team worked hard and did an excellent job. I received the best settlement available!!!
Patrick k
Patrick k
19:13 07 Dec 17
Where do I begin?? I am not usually one to leave reviews on services but this one is definitely an exception. From start to finish, I felt incredibly comfortable having my claim in Grillo's hands. I felt as though the team was in complete control and I could just sit back and receive updates when necessary. With the utmost confident I can say that Grillo Barristers is the best personal injury law firm in Toronto. The process was quick, cheap and stress free. I must especially thank Lauren Sivitilli. Having very limited knowledge of lawsuits, Lauren was able to perfectly break the processes down for me and educate me on my claim. She was quick to answer emails addressing any concerns and always kept me up to date. I will definitely be recommending Grillo Barristers services to my family, friends and coworkers. Amazing!
See All Reviews