A car accident is a serious event, and in the best of cases, victims walk away with zero or few damages to their person. When victims are unbuckled, the car is hit with an extreme amount of force, the vehicle rolls, or when the accident occurs when the cars are traveling at high speeds, however, those within a car may suffer serious injuries. One type of injury that is common anytime a person’s head is struck by an object, or moved back and forth rapidly, is a traumatic brain injury.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Change Your Life
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that a traumatic brain injury can be very severe or very mild, and may have an array of cognitive, emotional, sensational, or linguistic effects as such. In some cases, a person may lose their ability to form or understand words and language, to manage their emotions, to think clearly or remember events or facts, or to maintain their balance. These symptoms can in turn affect all parts of a person’s life, from their relationships with family and friends to their career to their ability to do the things they enjoy most.
The after-effects of a car accident also affect the family and friends of the injured individual(s). Receiving the news that a loved one was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident is heart-stopping and then to be told the extent of the catastrophic injuries can be life-changing. If the patient is able to begin the recovery process, there will most likely be years of developmental therapy, (re-)learning, and adjustments to a new life style. In some instances an independent, fully capable adult will now need constant supervision and assistance to perform the most basic functions.
Seeking Damages for a Traumatic Brain Injury
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, your life may not ever be the same. If the crash was caused by the negligence of another party, however, you can seek damages to help you pay for your expenses and losses, and compensate you for your suffering. The money cannot replace what was lost but can provide financial assistance and security for the future.
At the law offices of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, we have attorneys across the nation who have helped to compensate those who have acquired traumatic brain injuries in auto crashes. For a free consultation with our law firm, call us directly, or request a consultation online.