Traumatic brain injuries are usually a life-altering event for victims and their families. For that reason, victims of traumatic brain injuries, and their loved ones, should be familiar with the impacts of a brain injury and the legal protections available to them when the brain injury has been caused by negligence such as a negligent driver.
Symptoms and impacts of traumatic brain injuries
The symptoms can be any, all, or a combination of the following:
- Cognitive – cognitive impairments can include problems with thinking, focus and memory.
- Sensory– sensory impairments can include problems with vision and hearing.
- Physical – physical impairments can include headaches, nausea, fatigue and a variety of other physical symptoms.
- Emotional – emotional impairments can include mood and personality disruptions, as well as depression and anger.
Help for victims of traumatic brain injuries
Personal injury legal protections can help victims of traumatic brain injuries with their damages. A personal injury claim for damages can help injured victims seek compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages. Car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Damages may include compensation for medical care costs, future medical care costs, lost wages, lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering. All of these damages are, unfortunately, not uncommon for victims of traumatic brain injuries and their families which is why familiarity with legal protections is important for them to have.
Traumatic brain injuries can have a lifelong impact on victims and may make it difficult for them to maintain employment and relationships or perform simple daily activities they performed with ease prior to their brain injury. Because of the extensive impact of traumatic brain injuries on victims, families and communities, it is essential to be familiar with the legal relief that may be available to victims.