There are many different injuries that could result from an SUV accident, ranging from cuts and bruises to broken bones. Depending on the type of car you are driving, if you are struck by an SUV, there is a strong chance that you will be facing some of these serious injuries, as SUVs are very large vehicles. But perhaps the most serious type of injury that could occur because of an accident is injury to the brain.
Brain injuries are arguably the most serious consequences that can result from a motor vehicle accident short of death. While broken bones and bruises will heal with enough time, some brain injury victims never truly recover and spend the rest of their lives struggling to speak and walk. Even those who recover enough to perform basic motor functions often struggle with more difficult things such as climbing ladders or operating machinery.
There are many different types of brain injury, and the type of brain injury suffered in an accident will determine many things, including how quickly you may notice the injury. Concussions result from serious impact trauma, such as the force of an air bag, and can often lead to dizziness or loss of consciousness. Penetration injuries are of course instances in which a foreign object such as a shard of windshield penetrates the skull and enters the brain.
If you have been involved in an SUV accident or any type of car accident in Oklahoma, it is highly recommended that you be aware of the possibility of a brain injury. If you suspect that you may have suffered a brain injury, contact your doctor immediately. Once you have determined for sure that you have suffered a brain injury, it is in your best interests to contact an attorney. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation.