Car accidents are a leading cause of hospital-treated memory loss cases, affecting thousands of individuals every year. Also known as memory dysfunction, memory loss is frequently caused in a crash when a victim suffers a head injury due to striking their head on a window, dashboard, or steering wheel, or if the brain is otherwise jolted within the skull. Crash configurations associated with lost memory include:
- Head-on collisions.
- Rear-end collisions.
- T-bone collisions.
- Rollover accidents.
- Pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
- Multi-car pileups.
- High-speed collisions.
- Accidents involving a commercial truck or bus.
Some common factors in car accidents that result in memory loss include the force of impact, frontal lobe damage, head trauma, whiplash, brain injury, and concussion. Additionally, the psychological trauma of being in a car accident may also contribute to memory loss and the inability to remember the car accident.