Car and other traffic accidents can result in injuries that car accident victims may need help with. Victims of car accidents who may need help with the serious and catastrophic injuries they have suffered in an unexpected car accident should be familiar with the different types of injuries car accident victims may suffer and how the personal injury legal process can help victims with them.
One common type of catastrophic injury car accident victims can suffer in a car accident is a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries refer to the disruption of normal brain functions caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Brain injuries can cause deaths and permanent disability which, unfortunately, happens every year in the United States.
Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the U.S. The impact of a traumatic brain injury can range from days to a lifetime. The impact of a traumatic brain injury can include disruption to memory, movement, sensation such as vision or hearing and emotional functions including personality changes, mood swings and depression. Car accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, which is why car accident victims suffering with a brain injury should be familiar with the legal protections available to them.
Personal injury legal protections can help victims of brain injuries recover damages from a negligent driver for medical expenses, ongoing medical care, lost wages, lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering damages. Traumatic brain injuries and other types of catastrophic injuries car accident victims suffer can have a lifelong impact on them and their relationships and daily lives which is why they and their families should be familiar with the personal injury legal protections available to them.