Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be costly physically, financially and emotionally and also be costly to treat. For that reason, victims of traumatic brain injuries suffered in a car accident should know what to expect and how the legal process may be able to help them with their damages.
The impact of traumatic brain injuries on victims
Car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries cause cognitive, sensory, emotional and physical deficits including:
- Cognitive impairments – victims of traumatic brain injuries may experience challenges thinking, focusing and remembering following their injury.
- Sensory impairments – victims of traumatic brain injuries may experience hearing and vision impairments following their injury.
- Emotional impairments – victims of traumatic brain injuries may experience emotional and mood changes, along with personality changes as well. They may suffer from depression, anger and other altered moods.
- Physical impairments – victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer physical challenges including headaches, nausea and dizziness, among other symptoms of a TBI. Victims of traumatic brain injuries can also suffer challenges associated with movement following their injury.
Legal remedies for the challenges faced due to TBI
Traumatic brain injuries can have life-altering impacts on victims and their families. They can be challenging to treat and may also require ongoing treatment and care for the victim, impacting the entire family. A personal injury claim for damages against the negligent driver responsible for the car accident that harmed the victim can help them recover compensation to aid them with their physical, financial and emotional damages as the victim focuses on the challenges faced after a traumatic brain injury.