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The toll of brain injuries from car accidents

On Behalf of | May 4, 2022 | Auto Accident Injuries |

Victims who have suffered with a traumatic brain injury caused by a car accident know the consequences all too well. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cost victims physically, financially and emotionally. When these costs are the result of another driver’s negligence, victims may have legal recourse against the driver that caused their injuries through a personal injury claim for damages.

Understanding TBI

Traumatic brain injuries can occur in many ways, but they are commonly caused by blunt force trauma. This can occur in many motor vehicle accidents when a victim suffers a blow to the head.

Victims of TBIs may suffer physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms related to their injuries. Since brain tissue does not heal the same way other parts of the body do, these effects can be long-lasting, making it difficult for the person to perform daily tasks, hold a job or even maintain relationships with friends and family.

Physical symptoms victims of TBIs can include headaches, dizziness and blurred vision, nausea, lethargy and sensitivity to light and noise. Cognitive symptoms following a brain injury can include difficulty focusing or concentrating, difficulty remembering and challenges to clear thinking. Some people with TBIs describe their mental condition as feeling foggy. Emotional symptoms can include emotional outbursts, mood and personality disruptions or changes, irritability and anxiousness. Victims may also struggle sleeping and find they are more easy to anger.

When a brain injury victim is facing the inability to work and other personal and emotional struggles, they may feel helpless as medical bills and other expenses begin to pile up. A personal injury claim for damages against the negligent driver responsible for their injuries may be able to help them recover compensation for all of those damages to help them with their daily living needs