The consequences of a brain injury include physical, financial and emotional damages to victims which is why it is important to understand the personal injury protections and rights of victims. There are 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries in the United States each year which result in emergency room visits, hospital stays and, unfortunately, deaths.

A brain injury is serious and can be either an open or closed head injury. In some circumstances, it may be difficult to immediately understand the severity of a brain injury and amount of medical care and cost that will be needed to treat one. Victims and their families should be familiar with the symptoms of brain injuries and what to watch for. Signs of a brain injury include confusion and memory difficulties; severe headaches; nausea and dizziness; tiredness and sluggishness that is unusual; and weakness or numbness on one side of the body.

Medical attention for brain injuries is important and can include rehabilitative care; in-home care and other medical care and treatment that can be both costly and extensive. As a result, it is important for brain injury victims to be familiar with accident compensation that may be available through a personal injury claim for damages. If the brain injury was suffered because of the negligence of another party, such as in a car accident, compensation for the damages they have suffered may be available through a personal injury claim for damages.

Victims of brain injuries may be able to recover compensation for their physical injuries, financial injuries and the emotional injuries suffered because of a brain injury. Brain injuries can have an impact on the victim’s personal and professional lives which is why victims and their families should be familiar with their personal injury rights and protections.