Traumatic brain injuries are serious and costly injuries that car accident victims may suffer. Victims of traumatic brain injuries should understand how personal injury legal protections and resources may be able to help them with the physical, financial and emotional damages they suffer because of a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries are a major source of death and disability in the United States. During 2014, an average of 155 victims died each day from injuries including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In addition, living with a TBI can stay with a victim for a lifetime. The impact of a TBI may last for days or years. Traumatic brain injuries can result in impaired thinking and memory; impaired movement; problems with vision or hearing; and impaired emotional functioning that can include personality changes, mood disruptions and depression.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can make it difficult for victims to work and can also negatively impact their relationships. The impact of traumatic brain injuries can be felt by victims, their families and communities. A traumatic brain injuries is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head and can be open or closed. Car accidents are the second most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. In some circumstances, the full impact of a traumatic brain injury may not be immediately known but victims can be left trying to recover for a lifetime.
Because traumatic brain injuries are so serious, they can result in the need for future medical care and may make it so the injured victim is unable to return to work. Fortunately, personal injury legal protections can help hold a negligent driver accountable for the physical, financial and emotional damages associated with a brain injury and brain injury victims should be familiar with how.