Diagnosing Loss of Smell from Trauma is a complicated process.
Many times, people in motor vehicle accidents suffer head or brain injuries as a result. Ten percent of people suffering head or brain injuries will also develop a diminished or lost sense of smell.
As a Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney since 1982, I have handled hundreds of cases for people who suffered from concussions, fractured skulls and other injuries impacting the brain resulting from auto, trucking, bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian accidents .
Often, the nature of the brain injury is not immediately apparent. Other serious injuries can take the limelight immediately after the accident. Only later, do the serious cognitive, emotional and behavioral deficits and problems of a brain injury become apparent.