One type of serious injury car accident victims may suffer are traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can impact victims for days, weeks, months and even years following their injury and significantly disrupt their personal and professional lives. Fortunately, personal injury protections are available to help with the damages victims have suffered.
Each year in the United States, traumatic brain injuries contribute to deaths and disability. During 2014, there were an estimated 2.87 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths related to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Traumatic brain injuries can result from open or closed head injuries and generally result from a bump, blow or jolt to a head which is not an uncommon occurrence during a car accident. Some traumatic brain injuries may be difficult to spot immediately following a car accident and some may worsen over time.
Victims of traumatic brain injuries can experience mood disruptions and personality changes; sensory deficiencies; emotional challenges; cognitive challenges; and physical challenges. They may have difficulty performing tasks that were once commonplace and may have difficulty keeping a job. They may also have difficulty remaining in their home and may be unrecognizable to friends and family members. Traumatic brain injuries can have a significant impact on victims, families, communities and society as a whole.
Personal injury legal options protect victims of car accidents who may suffer traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries. A personal injury claim can help victims with their medical expenses and future medical care if needed; lost earnings and lost-earning capacity; and pain and suffering and is a valuable resource TBI victims and their families should understand.