Traumatic brain injuries are severe injuries that can be suffered in a car accident and can have a serious impact on the lives of victims. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that car accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in victims. It is important for car accident victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to be familiar with personal injury options protecting them.
A traumatic brain injury occurs when a violent blow or jolt to the head causes the brain to violently hit the inside of the skull. Brain injuries that may be suffered in car accidents can include concussions, traumatic brain injuries and other types of brain injuries. The impacts of a traumatic brain injury can be far reaching in the lives of victims and their families and may have a lasting, and even lifelong, impact on the victim.
Traumatic brain injures can result in cognitive impairments such as those related to learning, judgment and memory; emotional, behavioral and personality changes such as depression, mood swings and outbursts; physical impairments such as sensory and communication challenges; nerve damage and other negative impacts as well. A traumatic brain injury can be costly to treat, may require ongoing treatment and care, may impact the victim's relationships with family and loved ones; and may prevent victims from being able to work to support themselves or conduct everyday activities like they did before the injury they suffered.
A personal injury claim for damages can help victims of traumatic brain injuries pursue compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages from a negligent or careless driver responsible for causing the car accident that resulted in the injury they suffered. It is important for both victims of TBI and their families to be familiar with the legal remedies available to them to help them with their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.