One of the most serious types of injuries car accident victims can suffer are head and brain injuries. For that reason, it is essential for car accident victims and their families to be familiar with what to watch for if they have suffered a brain injury and how personal injury legal protections may be able to help them with their damages.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms and impacts typically fall into 4 different categories. These include physical, thinking and remembering, social and sleep symptoms and impacts victims of TBIs may suffer. Physical symptoms can include dizziness and balance problems; tiredness or a lack of energy; headaches; nausea and vomiting; and vision problems. Victims may also be sensitive to light or noise.
In addition, victims of traumatic brain injuries may experience difficulty focusing on concentrating on problems; may have trouble thinking clearly; may feel foggy or groggy; and may suffer short-term memory challenges. Victims may also suffer anxiety or nervousness and feel irritable or be easy to anger. Feeling emotional or experiencing sadness or depression are not uncommon for victims of traumatic brain injuries. Victims may also suffer sleep disruptions that make them experience difficulty falling asleep or sleep more or less than usual.
The impact of traumatic brain injuries can make it difficult for victims to hold a job, maintain relationships or take care of their daily needs. A personal injury legal claim for damages against the negligent driver who caused the victim's car accident may be able to help victims recover compensation for these negative impacts of a TBI such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Personal injury legal resources are a valuable tool for victims suffering with a TBI o be familiar with.