Nearly every type of injury can be sustained in a car accident. Bumps, bruises, scrapes, gashes, sprained joints and broken bones are all common in serious crashes. But, when properly treated, injured individuals are often able to eventually return to their previous standards of life. Yet a host of other injuries occur frequently that do not permit injured individuals to pick up the pieces and resume life as normal. These injuries can involve trauma to the brain, head and face — and they can have catastrophic and lasting effects.
Brain and head injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can impact all aspects of an individual’s life, including cognitive function, memory, habits, health and even personality. Car crashes account for nearly half of all TBI in the country, whether they result from an individual striking their head on something or from being thrown with such force that an injury to the brain occurs.
It is not unusual for an individual with a head injury to experience symptoms immediately. However, studies also show thatalthough at the time of a crash, one may appear unharmed, the first signs of trauma may appear days or even weeks later.
Facial injuries: Even with the best medical care, some injuries produce lasting effects Because the face is composed of delicate skin, small bones and several types of soft tissue, facial injuries may result in scarring, deformities, eye injuries and other permanent trauma. This can also produce lasting effects on self-esteem and impact an individual’s enjoyment of life.
If you or a loved has one suffered life-changing injuries, talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of John E. Hill, a Professional Corporation. You may be entitled to compensation for the harms and losses you have suffered, including compensation for your medical expenses and lost earnings, as well compensation as for the impact of your injuries on your life