Driving is such a basic occurrence of everyday life for many Bronx residents that it is easy to take it for granted. It is also easy to overlook the dangers that can be present on the road, such as the possibility of a car accident caused by an unsafe driver. And yet, these dangers are very present, as car accidents seriously injure or kill many individuals across the country each and every day.
One particularly troublesome type of injury that occurs in many car accidents is a brain injury. Brain injuries can affect a person in many different ways, including physically, emotionally and even behaviorally.
Many people around the country suffer brain injuries each year. These injuries are the result of many different situations, including car accidents and other incidents that can involve a sudden shock to the head.
Brain injuries can vary widely in the symptoms that are manifested in different people. Some individuals experience headaches, blurred vision or a loss of balance. Others might experience seizures, sensory problems or a change in sleep patterns. Brain injuries can also impact a person's ability to speak or swallow and also their motor skills. What's more, these are only physical symptoms, and they may be accompanied by emotional changes like confusion, mood swings or personality changes.
With the high medical expenses and extensive treatment that can come with a brain injury, as well as the injuries described above that can be suffered by a person, it is essential that individuals hold others accountable who caused the injury itself. Through a negligence action, individuals can receive compensation by showing another person on the road failed to exercise the duty of care required under the circumstances. The compensation can be vital to dealing with the serious brain injury, and moving forward after the accident.