Brain injuries can be suffered in car accidents and other traumatic accidents. Traumatic brain injuries can set victims back physically, financially and emotionally and can leave them changed for the rest of their lives. As a result, it is essential for brain injury victims and their families to be familiar with legal protections available to them.

Traumatic brain injuries contribute to approximately 30 percent of all injury-related deaths and are a major cause of both death and disability in the United States. Each day in the U.S., 153 victims die as a result of injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. Brain injuries, depending on how severe they are, can have a lasting effect on victims. Traumatic brain injuries can result in altered mood and personality and can cause the victim to have difficulty working or performing everyday tasks.

TBIs can cause impaired thinking and memory; impaired movement; impaired sensation, including vision or hearing; and impaired emotional functioning, including personality changes, changes in mood or depression. Traumatic brain injuries can have a significant impact at the individual level, as well as on families and communities. A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBIs can be caused by car accidents.

Because traumatic brain injuries can cost the victim time away from work, medical care that may be ongoing and emotional trauma, it is important for victims who have suffered a brain injury in a car accident to be familiar with the legal resources available to them. Legal options may help them recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered because of the negligence of another.