The human brain is truly remarkable. It is filled with hundreds of billions of neurons that transmit data almost instantaneously to muscles and nerves and other parts of the body. Simply put, our brains are the most sophisticated organisms in our bodies.
Although the human brain is resilient and remains protected by the skull, it can still be damaged. Sometimes, brain damage heals and allows the person to resume their lives with minimal impact. Other times, severe trauma to the brain never fully heals, affecting the victim for the rest of his or her life.
Motor vehicle accidents are among the top causes of serious brain injuries. Unfortunately, signs of such an injury are typically slow to manifest and might not seem severe to the victim. Many motor vehicle accident victims ignore signs of brain injury or fail to notice them when they do occur.
In our time serving residents of New Haven County, Connecticut, we have seen seemingly healthy accident victims go on to suffer life-changing effects after a brain injury. Along with the medical effects of damage to the brain, victims have trouble working and forming relationships that last.
While victims are suffering from the medical and personal effects of brain trauma, they must also pay for treatment to minimize the injury’s impact. For most victims, the level of treatment required for any amount of brain damage remains out of reach.
When a motor vehicle accident involving negligence is the cause of brain trauma, victims can often acquire the money they need for treatment. Whether it is filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver or fighting for every cent of the insurance payout you deserve, a legal advocate can help you find the right solution.
Our lawyers urge you to learn more about your options in the wake of an accident injury. A good place to start is our website where you can find many authoritative and up-to-date articles about motor vehicle accidents and injuries.