According to the Texas Department of Transportation1 (DOT), there were 237,941 people injured in motor vehicle crashes during 2014. These kinds of collisions have the potential to result in traumatic brain injuries,2 or TBIs, a serious type of injury that can leave victims with long-term medical conditions and cognitive disabilities. For this reason, people that have sustained TBIs in car wrecks in which another driver was at fault should always talk to an attorney about their legal options.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A TBI is an injury to a person’s brain that causes a disruption in normal function. They can occur when the head strikes another object, such as the interior of a vehicle, but can also occur if the head simply jolts back and forth violently on the neck. The most common form of TBI is a mild concussion, which is often self-resolving with a period of physical and mental rest. TBIs have the potential to be much more serious, however, and in particularly severe cases can leave victims with significant problems that may affect them for years or even decades. Some of the more common issues that TBI victims must deal with include the following:
- Difficulty communicating
- Problems with speech
- Physical impairments
- Sensitivity to light and sound
When these complications are significant, victims may be unable to work for an extended period of time and may even require help performing daily tasks such as eating, dressing, bathing, or getting around the house. Consequently, TBI victims often sustain significant medical expenses and lose substantial income as a result of their injuries. In addition to these losses, victims can also often recover compensation for their physical and emotional pain and suffering and loss of quality of life, as well.
Contact a Dallas car collision lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation
Individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury in a crash that they believe was caused by the negligence of another driver should contact a lawyer immediately. To schedule a free consultation with a Dallas car crash attorney, call Clements & Clements today at 214-827-1122. Prospective clients can also send us an email through our online contact form.