Victims of car accidents and other types of accidents can suffer brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Victims and their families should be familiar with the different types of brain injuries that may be suffered in a car accident and their impacts on victims.
Types of brain injuries
There are several different types of brain injuries that can be caused by open or closed head injuries, such as a bump, blow or jolt to the head or trauma to the head, including:
- Mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions;
- Moderate traumatic brain injuries; and
- Severe traumatic brain injuries
All brain injuries can impair the victim physically and can cause emotional and personality disruptions. Traumatic brain injuries as a major cause of death and disability each year in the United States and car accidents are a common way that victims end up suffering a traumatic brain injury. There are approximately 61,000 deaths annually related to traumatic brain injuries.
Personal injury claim for a brain injury
A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help victims of traumatic brain injuries with the aftermath of suffering such a debilitating injury. A claim for damages against a negligent driver, for instance, can help the injured victim recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages which can range from medical expenses and the future medical care needed to treat their brain injury to their inability to hold a job or maintain their relationships because of the injuries they have suffered. These are important legal resources for injured victims to be familiar with after suffering a traumatic brain injury.