There are many safety features in vehicles in Pennsylvania now to try and help prevent accidents from occurring or lessen the damages people suffered when accidents do occur. However, despite all of the technological advances, people still get into car accidents and suffer injuries as a result. That is why it is still very important for people to obey the traffic laws, avoid distractions and drive safely.
There are many different types of injuries that people suffer in car accidents though. Some are minor such as bruises, scrapes or minor cuts, but many others are much more serious. Some of these injuries can have long-term effects and change a person's life forever in certain circumstances.
One of these types of injuries is a traumatic brain injury, and car accidents are the cause of many traumatic brain injuries. These injuries vary in severity, but some cause significant problems and the person may never be the same. These injuries also cause both physical and mental problems.
Physically the person may lose consciousness, have persistent headaches, lose coordination, have trouble waking from sleep, have seizures and other physical problems. Mentally the person have confusion, comas, changes in mood and behavior, memory issues, troubles with judgment and reasoning and other issues.
It can take a long time to recover from these injuries as well, making them very costly. The person most likely will have significant medical bills from surgeries and rehabilitation. In addition to these expensive bills, the person may also lose the ability to work and earn and income. However, they may be able to seek compensation to cover the financial loss resulting from the accident.
There are many car accidents in Pennsylvania. Many times the accident does not result in any or minor injuries, but unfortunately this is not always the case. People can suffer life-changing injuries and be put in a difficult financial situation. These victims may want to seek compensation for their injuries if another driver caused the accident. It is important that the victim is appropriately compensated and experienced attorneys may be able to help one become whole once again.
Source: mayoclinic.org, "Traumatic brain injury" accessed on March 20, 2018