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What are the impacts of brain injuries in car accidents?

Traumatic brain injuries can have debilitating effects on victims. The impact of a traumatic brain injury can be felt by victims and their families, as well as the communities they live in. Traumatic brain injuries can make everyday tasks, as well as holding a job and maintaining relationships, difficult for many victims who should be familiar with the legal protections available to them.

The impacts of traumatic brain injuries

The impacts of traumatic brain injuries can be extensive and may sometimes be lifelong including:

  • Cognitive impairments – cognitive impairments victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer can include difficulty with thinking, focusing, memory and concentration.
  • Sensory impairment – sensory impairments victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer can include difficulty with hearing or vision.
  • Physical impairments – physical impairments victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer can include headaches, nausea and dizziness.
  • Emotional impairments – emotional impairments victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer can include depression, mood disruptions and personality changes.

Help for victims of traumatic brain injuries

Brain injury victims have legal remedies and resources available to them when they have been injured in a car accident by a negligent driver including help with their physical, financial and emotional damages. Car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries can be costly to treat and may require ongoing treatment and care. A personal injury claim for damages can help them seek compensation for those damages which is why they should be familiar with legal protections as they face the challenges of a traumatic brain injury.