Traumatic brain injuries are a type of injury that are not uncommon in car accidents and many car accident victims may suffer brain injuries. Brain injuries can have a devastating impact on victims and their families so victims of their families should be familiar with the different types of resources that may help them, including legal resources.
Brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States. During 2014, 155 victims died each day due to injuries including traumatic brain injuries. Brain injuries result from a bump or blow to the head which can be suffered in a car accident. Traumatic brain injuries are unquestionably serious injuries which can have an impact on every aspect of the victim’s life. They can impact the victim’s thinking and memory; movement; sensation including vision and hearing; cognitive abilities; and emotional function including mood changes and depression. It can impact their ability to perform daily activities and to work to support and care for themselves.
The long-lasting impacts of traumatic brain injuries can impact victims, their families, communities and society as a whole. Victims may need medical care and ongoing medical care and treatment and help with lost wages and lost-earning capacity. They may also need help with the pain and suffering associated with a traumatic brain injury. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.
A personal injury claim for damages brought against the negligent driver responsible for causing the car accident may help victims with the damages and harm they have suffered. As a result, it is important for brain injury victims and their families to be familiar with the legal protections available to help them through the challenges associated with traumatic brain injuries.