According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 10 seconds, someone in America is injured in a car accident. This means that each year, approximately 50 million victims sustain car accident injuries in the U.S. Injuries from car accidents can range from mild to catastrophic. One of the most devastating injuries sustained in car crashes is a brain injury. The recovery from a brain injury can be long-term, involve painful recovery and rehabilitation, and result in an inability to work or even participate in daily activities.
Even victims who suffer minor brain injuries in a car accident can suffer from long-term emotional and mental health issues. If you have suffered brain trauma in a crash, please contact an experienced brain injury lawyer to find out how our firm can assist you in getting the financial compensation you may be entitled to for the losses you have suffered.
After the Crash
Studies show that more than one in three car accident victims suffers from anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder following the ordeal. Even minor brain trauma can result in phobic behavior – such as being afraid of getting into a vehicle – and long-term depression. These issues can last for a year or more, causing all kinds of problems for the victim when it comes to living their day-to-day life. Physically, they may be feeling better, but the emotional effects can greatly affect the victim’s quality of life, leaving them with sleep difficulties, limiting or decline in their work performance, or even engaging in reckless behavior.
Any type of car accident has the potential to leave victims with injuries to the brain. Even if there is little to no speed in the crash, occupants of the vehicles can still suffer a concussion or other brain trauma. This is only one of the many reasons why it is so important to contact an experienced NC car accident lawyer as soon as you can after a collision occurs. If you suffer any kind of brain trauma, you may need access to significant financial compensation in order to gain access to the treatment you will need moving forward.
Brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. The more serious an injury is, the more devastating impact the injury can have on the victim’s long-term life. Many victims end up suffering from chronic headaches, motor function impact, sensitivity to light, dizziness, changes in personality, and changes in the victim’s emotions.
Meet with a North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Today
Any injury suffered in a car accident can have a negative impact on a victim’s life, not only physically, but also financially. Victims who sustain car accident injuries should seek out legal guidance. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a crash caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, please contact an experienced North Carolina accident lawyer today in order to explore your legal options. Call Shapiro, Appleton, Washburn & Sharp to set up a free and confidential case evaluation. We will determine what type of damages you have suffered and what the best legal recourse to pursue those damages may be.