Unfortunately, following a traumatic brain injury, victims may never be the same. They may suffer in a variety of ways that require ongoing care and treatment. A personal injury claim for damages following a car accident can help victims address some of their needs.
Knowing the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries
Car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), following falls. Because of how serious traumatic brain injuries can be for victims and their families, it is essential for them to know what they are facing and to be familiar with the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. Symptoms include:
- Cognitive symptoms – Cognitive symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include problems with attention, focus and memory.
- Emotional and personality symptoms – Emotional symptoms can include changes in mood, depression and personality changes or disruptions.
- Sensory symptoms – Sensory symptoms can include problems with vision or hearing.
- Physical symptoms – Physical symptoms can include headaches, nausea, fatigue, drowsiness and other physical symptoms as well.
The symptoms of a brain injury can be lifelong. They can have a detrimental impact on the victim’s ability to hold a job, maintain relationships or even perform everyday daily activities once normal to them.
Recovering compensation after a car accident
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal brain function of the brain. This is not uncommon in a car accident.
A personal injury claim can help victims of car accidents who suffered a traumatic brain injury recover compensation for their physical, financial or emotional damages. The claim can be brought against the negligent driver responsible for the crash to get victims help with their medical expenses, future medical care costs, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering damages. Victims of traumatic brain injuries and their families need to know what these legal options are.