Car Accident Brain Injury
Over the years, auto manufacturers have continued to design new and improved safety devices in their vehicles to protect occupants in the event of a crash, keeping them from suffering a wide variety of injuries. Among the injuries possible in a car crash, few are as traumatic as a brain injury. Victims of a car collision-caused traumatic brain injury (TBI) can easily suffer from repercussions for years following an accident if they survive their initial injury.
Our San Diego brain injury lawyers understand the ramifications of brain injuries and feel that it is important for all to know them as well. By understanding such trauma and the legal actions that can be taken by victims, southern California residents can be better prepared in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Suffering a TBI in an Auto Accident
In the midst of a car accident, everyone involved can be in danger of suffering a brain injury. Even with seatbelts used and safety features such as airbags protecting vehicle occupants as much as possible, the violent nature of a car crash can easily cause head injuries. Occupants who strike their heads against the inside of the vehicle, such the dashboard or the back of a seat, can easily suffer brain trauma. Additionally, flying debris from the collision may strike occupants’ heads, caused closed head injuries or open head injuries if they penetrate the skull. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists who are struck by vehicles are much more susceptible to TBIs, illustrating the importance of wearing helmets.
Coping with Your Losses
Traumatic brain injuries can result in a wide variety of losses, lasting for various lengths of time and affecting physical, mental, and emotional capabilities. All TBIs require some degree of medical care; however, the duration and scope is unique to each case. TBI victims may require emergency care, surgeries, hospital stays, long-term care, rehabilitative services, and day-to-day personal care. This medical attention will prevent injuries from worsening, begin the path to recovery, and either help a victim to fully recover or learn to cope with what permanent losses they have suffered. In any case, medical care is a necessity and often very costly.
One of the most challenging aspects of a brain injury is that a person may never be the same again due to irreversible damage. As a consequence, an individual’s mood, personality, behavior, cognitive functions, and mobility may be significantly and permanently altered.
Dedicated and Skilled Legal Representation
Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims harmed by negligent or reckless drivers and finding full compensation for the losses they suffer. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash caused by another party, our experienced legal team can provide you with needed legal representation in your search for aid. For more information, contact us today.Follow us!