When motor vehicle accidents occur, the entire human body is vulnerable to serious injury. For example, head injuries result in long-lasting or even lifetime consequences for many accident victims. Unfortunately, serious or catastrophic injuries from accidents affect many Michigan residents.
As you might imagine, the financial costs associated with head injuries are typically far too massive to manage without help. To help you understand the difficulties head injury victims experience in the wake of a crash, here are three facts to consider.
- Motor vehicle accidents are one of the topmost causes of head injuries resulting in hospitalization
- Motor vehicle accidents are the top cause of hospitalization for youths and adults ranging in age from 15 to 44 years
- Vehicle crashes are the top cause of brain injury-related deaths among those aged 15 to 24 years, 25 to 34 years and 75 years or older
One thing that further complicates brain and head injuries is that the symptoms are often delayed by days or even weeks. When the symptoms do not manifest right away, many head injury victims do not connect these symptoms with their motor vehicle accidents. This means victims may not get the treatment they need early enough to prevent additional complications.
For most, the best way to manage serious and catastrophic injuries from accidents is to seek financial compensation. Whether this compensation comes from insurance providers, a negligent party that caused the injury or both, victims need legal help.
Such assistance allows you to focus on your recovery while your injury lawyer deals with insurers and/or at-fault parties on your behalf.