Since most people are used to seeing so-called “fender benders” on the side of the road from time to time, it can be easy to forget that each year in Georgia hundreds of more severe car accidents occur as well. These accidents can leave those involved suffering from catastrophic injuries, or even result in death. One of the worst injuries that a car accident victim in Georgia might suffer from is a brain injury. So, what are the options if you suffer a brain injury in a car accident?
For most of these types of car accident victims, the primary concern is a return to full health. However, that is oftentimes not even an option, due to the severity of most brain injuries. The most severe of brain injuries may involve skull fractures, resulting in permanent damage. These victims may lose the use of certain bodily functions, such as sight or hearing, or may even be paralyzed. Full recovery in such situations is likely not an option.
Even so-called “minor” brain injuries, like concussions, can result in lasting effects. Any type of brain injury should be considered serious and, in many cases, brain injury victims will likely face months or even years of rehabilitation and therapy to try to get back to some sense of “normal.”
When brain injuries are caused in car accidents that were the fault of another party, the injured victims may have legal options. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit may result in an award of financial compensation that can help victims pay the unexpected medical bills that are usually associated with serious car accidents, among other expenses.