Altered States of Consciousness from Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are common in rollover accidents, especially in those involving roof crushes. TBIs can lead to brain damage that may cause an injured individual to lose consciousness or suffer an altered state of consciousness for a substantial period of time. Depending on the location of the injury and its severity, this loss of consciousness may last an indefinite or indeterminable amount of time.
Lost or altered consciousness can completely change a person’s life, leaving him or her unable to interact with loved ones and in need of constant medical monitoring. However, if you or a loved one has suffered a TBI as a result of a rollover accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Willis Law Firm can help you understand your rights and options in this situation.
Rollover Injuries and the Loss of Consciousness
Rollover accidents can cause a variety of serious brain injuries, including the loss of consciousness due to head trauma. The following types of altered consciousness can occur following a traumatic brain injury:
- Coma, or the complete loss of consciousness
- Locked-in syndrome, which results in the inability to move yet full retention of consciousness
- A persistent vegetative state, in which a person may respond to certain stimuli, but otherwise lacks awareness of his or her surroundings
- A minimally conscious state, in which a person may respond to certain stimuli and retain some degree of limited awareness
Those injured and left in states of reduced consciousness may require substantial monitoring and medical care, which can be very expensive. However, their loved ones may be eligible to sue for compensation against the manufacturer of the vehicle responsible for the rollover injury.
Talk to a Rollover Attorney Today
If someone you love has been injured in a rollover accident caused by a dangerously designed vehicle, there may be legal options available to pursue compensation for his or her injury expenses. To learn more about how to prepare a rollover accident claim and what to expect when filing, contact a lawyer from the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.