Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Cause Lasting Problems
Many car accidents might look bad but end up with the drivers and passengers walking away relatively unscathed. Other accidents, however, might look to be quite minor at first glance, but actually turn out to be quite serious. A head injury, for example, can easily be overlooked if the victim doesn’t appear to show effects from that injury.
At Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, located in East Orange, we have handled many cases involving people in New Jersey who have received a traumatic brain injury, known as a TBI, as a result of a car accident. We know how serious a TBI can be, and the long-term effects it can have on a person, so our attorneys are prepared to do what they can to make sure that victims of car crashes can be properly compensated for their injuries.
What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
When someone has been in a car crash, the forces he or she experiences can prove to be extremely violent. A person’s head might be injured not only from being hit by something, such as a car window or dashboard, but also because of the brain being violently shifted inside the skull as a result of a sudden, unexpected stop (such as a motor vehicle collision).
Aside from physical problems, a TBI can lead to cognitive difficulties, leading to a lifetime of health issues. These can include personality changes, depression, anxiety and other symptoms.