Traumatic brain injuries are one of the types of catastrophic injuries victims can face following a car accident or other type of traumatic accident. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
can take a painful toll on victims and their families which is why both should be familiar with the ways personal injury legal protections may be able to help them when living with a TBI or a loved one who has suffered a TBI.
Car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. The full impact of a traumatic brain injury may not always be immediately evident which is why victims and their families should know what to watch for following a car accident.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Physical symptoms: Physical symptoms of a brain injury can include headache, nausea, dizziness and other physical symptoms as well.
- Sensory symptoms: Sensory symptoms of a brain injury can include visual and hearing deficits.
- Cognitive symptoms: Cognitive symptoms of a brain injury can include troubles with attention, focus and memory.
- Emotional symptoms: Emotional symptoms of a brain injury can include mood and personality disruptions, as well as depression.
Traumatic brain injuries can have a lifelong impact on victims. They can be costly in many ways and the victim may require ongoing treatment and care of their injury. Because of the serious nature of TBIs, and other catastrophic injuries, it is important for victims to know how personal injury legal protections can help them seek compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages from a negligent driver responsible for the harm they have suffered.