How Do Brain Injuries Affect Victims of Vehicle Accidents?

brain scanCar accidents are a leading cause of brain injuries in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This isn't surprising, considering that brain injuries occur when the head sustains a blow or penetrating injury—both of which are common occurrences for passengers when a vehicle is jolted and jostled in a car accident. Brain injuries range from mild concussions that cause only temporary effects; to devastating traumatic brain injuries, which make performing even the simplest of daily tasks impossibly difficult.

Symptoms of a Brain Injury

The brain is the command center sending messages to other parts of the body. However, when it's seriously injured, those messages can get interrupted or scrambled, resulting in a number of physical, cognitive, emotional, mental, social, and behavioral impairments. Brain injury victims may have trouble concentrating, speaking, moving their arms and legs, or controlling their behavior or emotions. These deficits can make it difficult for them to hold a job, maintain professional and social relationships and—in extreme cases—even care for themselves.

Brain injury symptoms can include:

  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Abrupt mood swings
  • Slurred speech

Were You Injured in an Accident?

If you or someone you love sustained a serious brain injury in a car accident, you may be looking at a long and grueling recovery and rehabilitation period. Treatment for traumatic brain injuries is expensive, but necessary.

Fortunately, if the accident was caused by another driver's negligence, you may not have to shoulder this massive financial burden on your own. The knowledgeable and experienced legal team with Sevenish Law can help you file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation for your injuries. Worried that you can't afford a lawyer? Our firm works on a contingency basis, meaning that you don't receive a bill until we resolve your car accident case in your favor. Call our Indianapolis law office at 800-278-9200 to schedule a free initial consultation.