Car accidents are one of the main causes of brain injuries, which can have a lasting impact on the lives of the victims. As a result, injured victims need to be familiar with personal injury options that can be used to hold negligent drivers responsible for causing a car accident and help victims with their monetary damages.
Every year, there are approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries, which can lead to death, hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Brain injuries are a common type of car accident injury. Brain injuries can be open or closed head injuries. At times, it can be difficult to immediately determine how serious a brain injury is and what the symptoms of a brain injury are.
Symptoms of a brain injury include: confusion or memory difficulties; severe headache; nausea and dizziness; abnormal tiredness or sluggishness; and weakness or numbness on one side of the body. The ongoing impact of a traumatic brain injury can include mood disruptions, personality changes, cognitive challenges and an inability to work or perform everyday activities. Because of these challenges, traumatic brain injuries can also have a significant impact on the personal relationships of the victim.
A personal claim for damages can help a victim suffering from a traumatic brain injury with their physical, financial and emotional damages and can help them recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. It is important that brain injury victims be aware of these protections and resources, so that victims and their families can get the help they need.