When you’re involved in a car crash, there are various forces at play that may cause you serious harm. You could be struck by debris, have injuries from the airbag or seat belt and could have wounds from the impact and force itself.
Among the worst potential issues of auto collisions are traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries may vary from mild to acute. There are also different types that you could suffer from.
What kinds of traumatic brain injuries are there?
Some of the most common kinds of traumatic brain injuries that occur in auto collisions include:
- Contusions, or bruising on the brain
- Intracranial hematomas
- Coup-contrecoup brain injuries
- Diffuse axonal injuries
- Penetrating injuries
These and other kinds of brain injuries may have an immediate impact on your life.
How will your life change after a traumatic brain injury?
Your life could change in many ways after a traumatic brain injury. Some of the ways in which you may be impacted include:
- Needing physical or occupational therapy to relearn skills like talking or walking
- Requiring in-home health care support during your recovery
- Needing more assistance to drive or get to medical appointments
- Having long-term disabilities
- Living with chronic pain
- Living with behavioral changes
All of these issues can cause serious disruptions in your life. You may not be able to work, and you may have financial difficulties as well. This is why it’s so important to hold those who caused your accident responsible for the harm that was caused.
As a victim of a serious brain injury due to a crash, you may need ongoing medical care and support for many months or years. It can be hard to predict your recovery. What works for one person may not be as successful for another, so it’s essential to go to medical appointments and to seek out new treatment options when they become available.
After a collision, you have the right to hold the others involved responsible. Your future may be affected by these injuries, so you should look into seeking compensation to cover your financial losses and any future care needed.