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Head injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents

Injuries to the head and brain can be very serious and can leave victims with long-term and permanent conditions. These types of injuries can happen in many different ways, but Connecticut residents who suffer trauma in motor vehicle accidents may sustain traumatic brain injuries from their involvement in such crashes. The information offered in this post is not intended to be used as medical or legal advice but rather an introduction to one very serious form of harm car accident victims can sustain.

Even when a person is properly restrained by a seatbelt or car seat they can still suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. This is because the impact of a person's head hitting an interior vehicle surface, such as a steering wheel, dashboard, window or windshield may cause enough damage to their brain to result in a traumatic injury. Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by impact injuries such as those just described and penetration injuries which involve foreign particles entering victims' brain tissue.

Traumatic brain injuries can leave victims with problems that can affect many different systems in their bodies. They may find that they have trouble concentrating or remembering information. They may experience changes in their emotions or changes in their sleeping habits. Brain injuries can lead to depression and other mental conditions that can rob individuals of their enjoyment of life.

Not all brain injuries will completely resolve and car accident victims who suffer them may be forced to cope with their injuries for the rest of their lives. Getting financial help through an award of damages may provide a victim with the support they need to live their life.

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