Hello. Thanks for visiting Medical Injury Lawyer Blog. As a reminder, I’m a former medical professional who spent a lot of time dealing with legal matters. I write this blog as a way to help people who might be dealing with medical issues and/or legal issues that correlate with medical issues.
I’m addressing a concern I’ve noticed, which often flies under the radar, and that concern is brain injury in an auto accident. Brain injuries often occur as a result of an accident, but not much is being done to protect people during collisions. Motorcyclists and bicyclists are taught to wear helmets, but what about drivers or passengers of automobiles?
I’m not saying they must wear a helmet to be safe, but surely there are ways to protect vehicle occupants from brain injuries. Perhaps not everyone is aware of the serious effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Surely, if everyone knew how serious head injuries are, they would come up with safety measures that address this issue.
What Are the Effects of a Brain Injury?
You might already know that brain injuries can be caused by extreme trauma to the head. When your head is impacted in a car accident, your brain can be severely affected. Your brain controls everything about you, and if it’s damaged, life will be altered forever.
Some of the effects of a brain injury are listed below:
- Partial or full memory loss, either temporary or permanent
- Loss of ability to process information, leading to issues with cognitive functioning
- Balance and coordination changes
- Mood and personality changes
What Can You Do if a Car Accident Caused Your Brain Injury?
If your car crash caused your brain injury, you might have a legal option for recovering a settlement for your injury. Filing a personal injury claim against the negligent person who caused the crash could result in damages for you. Brain injuries come with medical bills, physical pain, lost life enjoyment, and other losses.
Your claim could help you to receive the money you need to live with a brain injury. In addition, your claim could bring about safety regulations that could help protect people from brain injuries during vehicle collisions.
Helping You Understand the Connections Between Medical and Legal Matters
There is often a legal component to medical issues, so it’s important to find the information you need that address both issues. Car accidents are often caused by someone else’s negligence, and you have the legal right to file a car crash claim for an accident you didn’t cause.