Although not all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are severe and carry long-lasting effects with them, many do, and therefore, impact a person’s life in more ways than one. Because TBIs “disrupt the normal function of the brain,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they can have varying effects on a person’s physical and mental health. Some of the effects a TBI can have on a car accident victim include:
- They can lead to pain and suffering.
Like most injuries, a TBI can cause a person to experience physical pain including headaches and lightheadedness, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Headaches not only make it difficult to think and focus, but the more severe they are, the more likely they are to carry additional symptoms such as dizziness and nausea.
- TBIs can interfere with a person’s ability to enjoy life.
Depending on how serious a TBI is, it can cause a person to suffer from confusion and the inability to process ideas or thoughts. Now, if a person was healthy, active, and able to work prior to being involved in a car accident but suffered a TBI that no longer allowed them to concentrate or think clearly, they may find themselves unable to work, attend school, or do the things they once took pleasure in. This abrupt change in lifestyle, especially for someone who was motivated and eager to reach their goals, can cause a person to become frustrated, depressed, and overall unhappy with their new life.
In fact, the CDC cites that between 2015 and 2017, 44% of the TBI-related deaths that were recorded were either categorized as a homicide or suicide. In 2017 alone, 61,131 deaths in the U.S. were attributed to TBIs.
Recovering Compensation for a TBI Suffered in a Car Accident in Daytona Beach
Because TBIs are costly to treat and in most cases, have a dramatic impact on a person’s life, most victims are able to recover compensation to help them afford medical care and their basic necessities if they can no longer work. While the government does offer disability insurance and health care coverage to certain individuals who qualify for these benefits, there are also other ways a TBI patient can recover compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.
Sometimes, a TBI patient may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit if another party played a role in causing the car crash to transpire. They may also be entitled to recover money from their insurance company or the other driver’s carrier. If a car accident victim who suffered a TBI would like to have a Daytona Beach, FL car accident attorney assess their case and determine all the parties who are liable for compensating them, they can contact Pappas and Russell, P.A.
Pappas and Russell, P.A. is an accident law firm located in Daytona Beach, FL that has helped many TBI victims recover the compensation they need and deserve.
Pappas and Russell, P.A. is located at:
213 Silver Beach Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118