This blog recently discussed the different types of injuries car accident victims may suffer. Brain injuries are one of the most damaging and devastating types of car accident injuries victims can suffer which can, unfortunately, alter their lives forever.
Long after the car accident, car accident victims may find themselves struggling with the impacts of a car accident. Brain injuries can have a negative impact on the lives of victims by destroying their cognitive function and also impacting them physically and emotionally. The results of a traumatic brain injury can leave victims unable to work as they had before and they may also face challenges with everyday activities they once performed with ease. Mood and personality disruptions can make relationships with family and friends, once easy and uneventful, challenging.
Traumatic brain injuries can be suffered in car accidents and other types of traumatic accidents. It is important to know what to look for because they may not be immediately obvious and can be closed-head injuries or open-head injuries. There are different symptoms victims and their families should watch for following a car accident including tiredness that is unusual; confusion or difficulty remembering; nausea and dizziness; severe headaches; and body weakness and numbness.
Brain injuries can also be costly to treat and may require ongoing medical care and treatment and in-home care. Fortunately, personal injury legal protections can help victims recover compensation for damages including medical expenses; ongoing medical care and treatment; lost earnings; lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering. When a negligent driver has injured a victim who has suffered a brain injury, personal injury protections can help with some of these concerns.