Car accidents are one of the most common ways victims of traumatic brain injuries suffer them. A car accident can produce a bump or blow to the head that results in a catastrophic injury such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you have suffered a TBI in a car accident, you should know about the different types of resources, including legal resources, available to you.
Traumatic brain injuries explained
During 2020, there were a total of 64,000 TBI-related fatalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Traumatic brain injuries can be life-altering and can lead to high medical and care costs for victims. They may also be unable to work because of their TBI or to maintain relationships because of it. It can impact every area of their lives.
At times, the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can worsen over time. The full extent of the brain injury, and its impact on the victim, may not be immediately known following a car crash. The symptoms can grow worse over time and can include headaches and dizziness; difficulty focusing or concentrating; mood and personality disruptions and anger; sensory deficiencies such as hearing or vision loss and other symptoms as well. A traumatic brain injury can make victims unrecognizable to themselves and their friends and family.
Traumatic brain injuries are just one type of catastrophic injury car accident victims can suffer but there are others. It is essential for victims of car accidents to know that a negligent driver may be responsible for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered. A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help.