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Head Injuries Suffered in San Jose Crash

Head Injuries Suffered in San Jose Crash

Two pickup trucks traveling about 40 mph collided head-on resulting in major head injuries to one of the drivers. According to a news report in San Jose Mercury News, the car accident occurred on Marsh Creek Road west of Morgan Territory Road in Clayton. Officials say a Chevy S-10 drifted into the eastbound lanes before striking a Chevy 1500. The driver of the S-10 may not have been wearing a seatbelt and sustained major head trauma, officials said. The driver of the Chevy 1500 was safely secured in his seat and escaped without injury. It is unclear what caused the vehicle to enter oncoming traffic or if anyone will be cited for the crash.

Head trauma is one of the most common and most dangerous types of injury you can suffer in a car accident. If your head strikes your steering wheel or the interior of your car, you should seek medical attention right away. Even if you do not strike your head, you can still suffer brain trauma if your body is violently shaken and your brain hits the inside of your skull.

Signs that you may have experienced a traumatic brain injury and should seek prompt medical attention include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Prolonged headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inability to sleep
  • Memory issues

If you have experienced a head injury in a San Jose car accident, you may require immediate diagnosis and treatment as well as hospitalization, surgery and rehabilitation services. Depending upon the severity of the injuries suffered, these necessary measures can prove costly. This is why it is important for victims of head injuries to research their legal options. An experienced San Jose head injury lawyer can help you better understand your legal rights.