Were you involved in a car accident? Was a member of your family involved in an auto accident? Did you or a member of your family suffer a stroke after being involved in a car accident? Whether you or a member of your family suffered a stroke after being in a car accident, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. Depending on the specific details of your situation, you might be eligible to receive compensation. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of pursuing a claim for a stroke caused by a car accident, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our law firm has many years of experience handling a variety of claims and ensuring that victims recover the compensation that they deserve. If you would like our experts to help you fight for your right for compensation after being affected by a stroke relating to a car accident, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
The Uncommon Injuries Associated with Car Accidents
Car accidents are generally associated with a number of physical injuries, including but not limited to head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, lacerations, dislocations, and bruising, for example. In general, strokes are not considered harm relevant to car accidents. Strokes usually do not occur immediately after car accident; rather, they occur at least a few weeks after the accident. Because of this, the direct relation between the car accident (the traumatic injury suffered) and the stroke is often ignored, and the stroke is considered a random or unrelated event. Without a direct connection between a stroke and a car accident, victims and their families often lose their right to pursue legal action for the damages caused by the stroke.
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Statistics Associated with Strokes after Trauma
Car accidents can, undeniably, lead to trauma. Although trauma hasn’t always been associated with strokes, statistics have shown that trauma and strokes are correlated. A report released by Science Daily claims that approximately 11 of every 100,000 patients that suffered a traumatic injury (to the head, brain, or neck) suffered a stroke within a time period of four weeks. Considering that 2 million people (under the age of 50) suffer traumatic injuries every month, it is likely that approximately 214 people suffer strokes after their traumatic injuries. Without a doubt, strokes are a possibility – especially for the parties that suffer traumatic injuries. Unfortunately, however, many people – including doctors – do not associate strokes with car accidents; this could be very dangerous to the victims of car accidents that suffer traumatic injuries.
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Past Examples of Victims Suffering Strokes after Auto Accidents
It might be hard to believe that something as common as a car accident could result in a stroke. There are many instances of victims suffering strokes significant time after car accidents. Consider some of the following examples: One victim in particular, a healthy male, was involved in an auto accident. The victim began experiencing concerning symptoms, including stiff neck, shoulder pain, and headaches. The victim was later admitted to the emergency due to vomiting, headaches, sensitivity to light, and weakness on one side of the body. Eventually (after being misdiagnosed at least twice), an MRI revealed the victim’s hemorrhagic stroke – which resulted in permanent brain damage.
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Another victim, an infant that was nearly one month old, was involved in an auto accident. Although the infant was properly restrained when the accident occurred, she was admitted to the hospital due to irritability. More than one full day after the accident, the infant showed concerning symptoms (including seizures). At least three days after the accident, doctors were able to identify a subdural hemorrhage, which is a known precedent to strokes. More than a week later, tests identified reperfusion – the infant’s blood flow was restoring to her brain (this usually happens after a stroke). Another victim was involved in a car accident that resulted in a bruised carotid artery. This resulted in a blood clot, which eventually led to the victim’s stroke. The victim was left suffering with permanent injuries that resulted in him becoming disabled.
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If you would like to further discuss past instances in which auto accidents resulted in strokes, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible. The auto accident attorneys with experience in stroke injuries are ready to evaluate your situation and provide you with the guidance that you need to take action against the party liable for the harm that you suffered.
How Can a Stroke affect Victims and their Families?
A stroke could affect victims and their families in multiple ways. In general, strokes could result to paralysis, a loss of coordination, the loss of sensation/feeling, and the loss of the ability to speak, for example. There are many different ways in which a stroke could affect victims. In essence, strokes leave victims unable to return to their normal lives. For families, this could represent significant mental/emotional distress, a loss on income, a loss of support, and – overall – a loss of a relationship with the victim.
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Your Right to Take Action after Suffering a Stroke
When you suffer harm due to a car accident, you have the right to pursue a car accident claim against the party that negligently caused your accident and your injuries. With physical injuries, it is easy to establish a causal relationship with the accident. However, strokes that occur weeks or months after a car accident could be difficult to connect to the accident. Because of that, insurance companies will often deny claims on the basis that the stroke was unrelated to the accident. With the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney, however, you could prove that your stroke was a direct – although delayed – result of the auto accident.
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Could Victims Recover Compensation?
When you allow our experts to handle your claim, you could be certain that we will aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. In general, victims could recover compensation for at least some of the following: medical expenses (past and future); lost wages (past and future); property damage; pain and suffering; loss of consortium; punitive damages. Because strokes could result in death, family members who pursue claims might also recover compensation for funeral and burial costs, for example. Regardless of the specific details of your claim, you could be certain that our experts will fight for your right to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your stroke car accident claim. Contact us at your earliest convenience.
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Did you suffer a stroke after being involved in a car accident? Did a member of your family suffer a stroke after being involved in a car accident? Regardless of the specific details of how you and your family were affected by a stroke after a car accident, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. Based on the specific details of your claim, you might also be eligible to receive compensation for the damages suffered. If you are interested in pursuing a car accident claim after you or a member of your family suffered a car accident, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a number of claims, including car accident claims. If you or a member of your family suffered a stroke caused by a car accident, you could be certain that our knowledgeable attorneys will do everything within their reach to provide you with the legal assistance that you need to take action against the party liable for the damages suffered.
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