Brain injuries are some of the most common injuries people suffer after serious car accidents, but there is still much to learn about traumatic brain injuries, how to prevent them and how they affect people. While there is a lot of study on TBIs, most of that research is not related to brain injuries caused by auto accidents. A significant number of personal injury incidents and ER visits for head injuries stem from types of motor vehicle collisions.
TBIs are responsible for approximately 30% of all injury deaths in the United States. The proper diagnosis and prompt treatment of these injuries is critical, and it can make a significant difference in how a Louisiana victim recovers and whether the TBI will result in long-term damage. Every brain injury is different, and due to the unique nature of these injuries, each person who may have suffered a head injury would be wise to seek medical attention.
Ongoing research is looking at combining both experimentation with computer technology in order to better understand these types of injuries. If scientists can better understand how factors such as vehicle speed and point of impact affect the likelihood of a TBI, it can help lead to safer vehicles. It may also help lead to the development of better treatment for TBIs.
A person who suffered a TBI in a car accident is looking at a lengthy and potentially complex recovery. If the injury is the result of the negligent actions of another Louisiana driver, an accident victim has the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. This can allow the victim to get the help he or she needs to get better and move forward.