Caused by an object that penetrates the skull, or a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) disrupt the brain's normal functions. How TBIs affect car accident victims varies dramatically by injury type and severity. Immediately after sustaining a TBI, victims may experience loss of consciousness, persistent or worsening headache, nausea or vomiting, confusion, memory issues, slurred speech, and other serious symptoms.
Suffering a TBI Can Have a Devastating Effect on a Victim
Though some car accident victims recover from TBIs, others live with lifelong physical, cognitive, communicative, emotional, sensory, and behavioral impairments. These impairments can negatively affect every part of a victim's life, including their ability to hold a job, care for themselves, and maintain appropriate relationships with spouses, friends, family, coworkers, and others.
Suffering a TBI can have a devastating effect on a victim's finances. In addition to expensive medical visits, treatments, procedures, and therapies, TBI victims may also require around-the-clock assistive care (either in their home or in a facility), and assistive equipment like walkers, wheelchairs, hearing aids, and other devices. According to a study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, the lifetime cost of treating a TBI can range from $85,000 to $3 million.
However, if a victim sustained their TBI in a car accident caused by another person or entity's negligence, he may be entitled to compensation for his injuries and other losses. Seeking compensation for a car accident-related TBI can be complex. Fortunately, an experienced California personal injury attorney can help.
Consult a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney About Your Car Accident TBI Case
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a car accident that wasn't your fault, you may be struggling to adapt to living with a TBI-related disability or disabled family member. While taking legal action can't turn back the clock and prevent your injury, it can ensure that you have the finances necessary to meet your new needs. Do you have questions about a car accident TBI case? Contact the Inland Empire Law Group today at (888) 694-3529 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.