A common catastrophic car accident injury is a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be both devastating and disabling to victims and their families. Victims and families should be prepared with what to expect and also be familiar with the legal protections available to them.
The impact of a traumatic brain injury
Victims of a traumatic brain injury may suffer a variety of symptoms including:
- Physical symptoms: physical symptoms victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer can include headaches, dizziness, nausea and other symptoms as well.
- Cognitive symptoms: cognitive symptoms victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer can include difficulty thinking, focusing, concentrating and with memory or recall.
- Sensory symptoms: sensory symptoms victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer can include problems with vision and hearing.
- Emotional symptoms: emotional symptoms victims of TBIs may suffer can include mood disruptions, personality changes and depression.
Legal help for victims of TBI
Traumatic brain injuries can be costly and difficult to treat and can impact victims for a lifetime. It can make it difficult for them to hold a job, interact with others or complete everyday tasks. When a victim has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, the negligent driver responsible for causing the car accident may be able to recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages which can be extensive and victims may require lifelong care to deal with a traumatic brain injury.
A personal injury claim for damages may help victims recover compensation for medical expenses, future medical care costs, lost wages, lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering damages. For that reason, victims should be familiar with the legal protections available to them.