The impact of brain injuries on victims

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2020 | Personal Injury

Catastrophic injuries can be suffered in car accidents and can alter the lives of victims forever. It is important for car accident victims suffering with catastrophic injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them through the challenges they face ahead.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a type of serious injury car accident victims can commonly suffer. They are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. They can cause a number of serious symptoms victims should be aware of including:

  • Physical and sensory impairments: Victims of traumatic brain injuries can suffer physical harm and sensory deficits including problems with vision and hearing.
  • Cognitive impairments: Victims of traumatic brain injuries can suffer cognitive impairments including problems with memory, attention and focus.
  • Emotional disruptions: Victims of traumatic brain injuries can suffer emotional disruptions including mood disruptions and problems with depression and personality changes.

The impact of a traumatic brain injury, and the symptoms associated with one, can make every aspect of the victim’s life difficult. They may not be able to maintain their job, take care of themselves or perform daily activities they once performed with ease. In addition, they may be unrecognizable to family and friends. Brain injuries can be emotionally and financially costly for victims which is why personal injury legal resources are available to protect victims injured by a negligent driver.

Car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Legal remedies can help injured victims recover compensation to help with their physical, financial and emotional damages associated with a car accident and the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury which is why victims should be familiar with them.