7 Common Brain and Head Injuries Sustained After a Pennsylvania Car Accident

If you have been in a car accident, you may feel overwhelmed or stressed about the aftermath of your circumstances. You may also have a few questions that require answers. What are common brain and head injuries you may have incurred?

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What Are Common Brain and Head Injuries in Car Accidents in Pennsylvania?

If you have been in a car accident, you may have received a brain or head injury due to the collision. Some of the more common brain and head injuries include the following:


Concussions are one of the injuries that most people are familiar with and one of the most common resulting from a car accident. Often, concussions may be paired with a loss of consciousness, though you may also feel dizzy or confused. These are often caused by impact or sudden changes in momentum or movement.

Brain Contusion

Also called brain bruises, contusions may be severe and require surgery to heal correctly and completely. These may also appear as pain or swelling and may cause blood clots in the brain, speaking difficulty, memory issues, and other cognition-related problems.

Skull Fracture

A skull fracture is often paired with concussions and contusions, and signs of fracture include bleeding from the nose or ears, bruising on your head, and swelling at the impact site.

Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired brain injuries are not caused directly by traumatic force from an accident but may occur if there are other issues. These other issues may include blood loss, damage to the lungs or ribs, throat issues, air loss, shortages in blood supply, and chest complications.


Coup-contrecoup occurs when there are injuries on both sides of the brain. These may include bruising or contusions, and the brain often strikes the inside of the skull during accidents.

Brain Penetration

Brain penetration occurs when an object penetrates the brain and may be identified if blood comes from the head. Be on the lookout for serious blood loss, breathing issues, and fatigue.

Diffuse Axonal

Diffuse axonal generally caused when brain structures tear because of severe head rotation; this is a severe concussion. Side effects may include seizures, migraines or severe headaches, issues with memory, or collapsing. However, these may also lead to coma or death.

If you have suffered any serious injuries, including brain and head injuries, we strongly recommend you seek medical attention and contact a lawyer. Medical attention may help offer treatments and prevent your circumstances from worsening, and your lawyer may help you win the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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