Injuries to the head and brain can cause long-term damage to victims and can affect them for the rest of their lives. This post provides Texas readers with some information about the symptoms that victims of traumatic brain injuries may experience but in no way should be read as medical or legal advice. Professionals should be consulted to better understand victims’ unique medical conditions and the legal options they may have for seeking financial compensation.
There is a range of brain injuries victims may suffer in a car accident or other traumatic accident and all of them can be serious. As this blog discussed recently, brain injuries can also be costly injuries to treat and have a sweeping impact on the victim’s life which is why brain injury victims should know how they can receive help with their damages.
The price of a brain injury can be daunting for Texas victims and their families to handle. Brain injuries can result in significant physical, financial and emotional costs for victims, including acute and hospital care and rehabilitative care as well. Victims can also suffer a significant effect on their personal and professional lives.
It probably goes without saying that the brain is the single-most important organ in the body. Therefore, if someone sustains a brain injury, it can wreak havoc in that person’s life. Unfortunately, there are many ways in which someone can sustain a brain injury. For example, we know of many professional football players who suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing. Again, children can suffer a brain injury at the time of delivery. Yet again, one can suffer a brain injury after being involved in an auto accident.
Reports on concussions in football and other sports have put a spotlight on the challenges of traumatic brain injuries. What sometimes gets lost in this discussion of athletes is that TBIs affect people from all walks of life.
In 2016, the NCAA introduced a new kickoff rule on an experimental basis for eight private, Ivy League universities. League coaches recommended the change when 2015 data showed that kickoffs made up only 6 percent of plays but accounted for 21 percent of concussions. Kickoffs are the only play “where players on both teams have the space to get up to full speed,” potentially risking injury from a head-on tackle, noted the lead author of a recent study.
You never wanted to find yourself in a situation where your life was changed in a negative way. Unfortunately, you cannot predict the effects that you will face from a variety of scenarios, and if you are involved in an accident, you could suffer a serious injury that changes your life forever.
Any time you have ridden any type of open-air vehicle like a bicycle, motorcycle or ATV, you likely wore a helmet because you understood the importance of protecting your head and brain from injury. It may never have crossed your mind to wear a helmet inside a car or truck because the outer body of the vehicle would offer protection. However, you may have learned the hard way that you can suffer a serious brain injury even inside a car.