Posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 2:18 am    

Have you developed epilepsy after being involved in a car accident? Did you suffer a head injury in a traffic accident before being diagnosed with epilepsy? If so, your car accident might have been the cause of your epilepsy.

You may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Call (916)1 999-9000 to speak with a Sacramento car accident attorney free of charge.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disorder that can cause abnormal brain activity, which can cause periods of unusual behavior and seizures. There are several types of epilepsy, and seizure symptoms can vary widely between the different types of epilepsy.

Common symptoms of epilepsy include:

  • Loss of awareness or consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Uncontrollable movements of the arms and legs
  • Seizures
  • Psychic symptoms, including anxiety, fear, or deja vu
  • Staring spells

Treatment with medications can offer some individuals relief from the symptoms of epilepsy.

Seizures After a Car Accident

If a victim suffers a serious head injury during a car accident, he can suffer seizures too. Symptoms of moderate to severe head trauma include convulsions or seizures.

When a person experiences seizures after an accident, it is very important to seek immediate medical attention. The seizures could be an indication of a TBI (traumatic brain injury) caused by the car accident. However, the duration of the seizures may be unknown for some time. The development of epilepsy after a head injury in a car accident might take months or even years.

Can a Head Trauma from a Car Accident Cause Epilepsy?

The causes of epilepsy vary from person to person. Genetics, infectious diseases, prenatal injury, developmental disorders, and brain conditions can cause epilepsy. In addition, head trauma from a traumatic injury, including car accidents, can cause epilepsy.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause symptomatic epilepsy in persons between the ages of 15 to 24 years, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Depressed skull fractures and penetrating skull injuries can lead to a seizure disorder. Post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) is the term used to describe this type of epileptic disorder.

Because epilepsy may not develop immediately after a TBI, some victims may not connect the disorder with the car accident. Symptoms can appear within a year or two after the accident, but it could be longer.

See a Doctor Immediately After an Accident

Anyone who is injured in an accident should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. However, head injuries can cause permanent impairments and life-threatening side effects. The seriousness of the injury may not be immediately evident. Diagnostic tests might be required to evaluate the severity of the head injury correctly.

Contact a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a head injury in a car accident, our Sacramento TBI attorneys can help. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including future damages and losses. Brain injuries can cause permanent impairment that could prevent you from working or enjoying life. Our legal team wants to fight for justice for you and your family.

For a free legal consultation with a Sacramento brain injury attorney, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website.  Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial

The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial

I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial

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Jereme S. Testimonial

No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

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