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Car crashes, traumatic brain injuries and children

On Behalf of | Jan 13, 2022 | Car Accidents, Car Accidents, Injuries, Serious And Catastrophic Injuries

If you are the parent of a young child, you could have various concerns. Aside from academic issues, financial worries and other hurdles that many parents have to deal with, some families face serious challenges as a result of a car accident that left their child seriously hurt. When traffic accidents take place, children can suffer in various ways, and some sustain traumatic brain injuries.

A traumatic brain injury can shatter a child’s life in various ways. Not only do TBIs often create immediate concerns, but they can lead to long-term hardships as well.

Car crashes and the immediate impact of a TBI

If your child suffers a traumatic brain injury, your entire family could face unique challenges right away. Some children struggle with high levels of pain, mental trauma and negative emotions (such as anxiety and depression). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries can interfere with a child’s education and their ability to take part in after-school activities.

The long-term consequences of TBIs after car crashes

It is essential to realize that traumatic brain injuries impact a child’s brain in a different manner in comparison to adults. With developing brains, children are especially vulnerable when they suffer a TBI. These injuries can disrupt multiple facets of a child’s development and alter the course of their life. For example, TBIs can alter the way a child thinks and adversely affect their social abilities. Serious brain injuries can lead to setbacks that a child will never overcome.

If your family is struggling with the aftermath of a TBI due to a crash caused by another driver’s negligence, you need to hold them answerable.

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