Brain injuries can result in a lifetime of suffering for car accident victims and their families. For that reason, car accident victims should be familiar with legal protections and remedies that may be able to help them when they have suffered a catastrophic injury in a car accident such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
What is life like with a traumatic brain injury?
Victims of traumatic brain injuries may find their lives are significantly changed forever in some instances. A TBI can negatively impact the victim’s ability to do many things they may have done with ease before, including routine daily activities or hold a job.
Traumatic brain injuries can impact victims physically, including headaches, movement and other physical impacts; emotionally including personality changes and mood disruptions; cognitively including problems with memory, focus or concentration; and can also cause sensory deficits related to vision and hearing.
What can victims do about it?
Traumatic brain injuries occur when a bump, blow or jolt to the head disrupts the brain’s normal function. This can, unfortunately, easily occur during a car accident and car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. A personal injury claim for damages can hold a negligent driver who caused the car accident accountable and help victims with their damages associated with their TBI which can oftentimes be extensive.
A personal injury claim for damages can help car accident victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. This is important for victims to be familiar with as they struggling with all the changes and challenges they face following a traumatic brain injury.