Traumatic brain injuries are a type of injury that can occur in car accidents. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur when a bump, blow or jolt to the head disrupts the brain’s normal function. Car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Car accidents victims should be on the lookout for symptoms of brain injuries and how personal injury legal protections can help them.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not be obvious immediately following a car accident but it can be costly and difficult to treat symptoms over time including:
- Physical symptoms – physical symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include headaches and impaired movement.
- Sensory symptoms – sensory symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include impairments related to vision and hearing.
- Cognitive symptoms – cognitive symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include problems with thinking, focusing and memory.
- Emotional symptoms – emotional symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include mood disruptions, personality changes and depression.
Help with TBI damages
Because TBIs can have a lasting, if not lifelong, impact on victims, victims may need help with their medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as future medical care needs and lost-earning capacity. A traumatic brain injury can make normal daily activities impossible for some victims. Victims can also be unrecognizable to family members. For that reason, victims of TBIs and their families should be familiar with the remedies available to them when they or their loved one has been injured by a negligent driver in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages.