Victims of accidents can suffer a variety of serious and catastrophic injuries in motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, commercial vehicle accidents and drunk driving accidents. Head injuries are one of the most serious injuries victims of traumatic accidents can suffer. Brain injuries can have devastating consequences for victims and can be challenging to treat.
Traumatic brain injuries occur when the victim suffers a head injury in a traumatic accident. Brain injuries can be open or closed injuries. At first, brain injuries can be challenging to detect and may not be immediately noticed following a serious accident. In addition, brain injuries can result in mental and physical symptoms. Brain injuries may make daily activities difficult for victims and may impair their ability to work following the injury and in the future.
Victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer permanent and life-long disabilities that may require a lifetime of care, resulting from the negligence of another party. Brain injuries oftentimes result in physical, financial and emotional damages, which is why brain injury claims may be available to help compensate victims for the damages they have suffered. A personal injury claim for damages related to a brain injury can be a complex and technical process involving medical records and experts and may also involve insurance companies and the settlement process.
Victims of a head injury or traumatic brain injuries have important legal protections to be familiar with if they have suffered their injury as a result of the carelessness of another party. It is important for victims and their families to be familiar with their legal options because of the high personal and financial costs associated with head and brain injuries.