Car wrecks can leave victims with catastrophic injuries they have to face for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, personal injury legal protections can help victims which is why they should know which types of damages they may be able to recover after suffering a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury, in a car wreck.
Types of damages and symptoms victims may have because of a TBI
Traumatic brain injuries of a variety of symptoms, some of which can be permanent. Physical symptoms can include headaches, nausea, dizziness and loss of balance. Victims can suffer sensory deficits related to vision and hearing. They can also suffer fatigue and problems with memory, concentration or focus. Lastly, they can suffer emotional symptoms including mood swings, depression and post traumatic stress disorder which can all lead to personality changes.
Types of damages TBI victims may be able to recover
A personal injury claim for damages may be able to help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a car wreck. Victims may need help with their medical expenses to treat their injuries but may also be in need of future medical care costs available in some circumstances. Additionally, victims may be able to recover compensation for lost wages damages and lost-earning capacity if they are unable to do the work they did prior due to their brain injury. Lastly, pain and suffering damages may be available for the extension emotional toll a brain injury can take. It is essential for victims of brain injuries suffered in car wrecks to be familiar with these important legal protections.