Brain injuries are a type of injury that can be caused by a car accident. In the United States, there are 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries that lead to deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits annually. Because of the serious harm victims of brain injuries and car accidents suffer, it is important for them to be familiar with personal injury protections available to them.
There are generally two types of brain injury including open and closed brain injuries. Brain injuries can sometimes be difficult to detect or it may be difficult to immediately know how serious the victim’s brain injury is. As a result, it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with the symptoms of a brain injury and to watch closely for them. Symptoms of a brain injury include confusion and memory challenges; nausea and dizziness; severe headache; tiredness and sluggishness; and weakness or numbness on one size of the body.
Brain injuries can have a tremendous impact on victims. They can impact the victim’s ability to work or to work in a job they have previously worked in; challenge their ability to perform everyday tasks and live independently; require costly medical treatments and ongoing care; and impact their emotions, mood, personality and personal relationships. Because of this, personal injury protections are available to help victims of car accidents recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a car accident.
When a victim has suffered a brain injury in a car accident because of a negligent driver, a personal injury claim for damages can help them recover compensation for the damages they have suffered including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. It is vital for victims and their families to be familiar with the legal remedies and resources available to help them following an unexpected car accident and the havoc one can wreak in the lives of victims.