It is impossible to imagine what it would be like to suffer brain injuries of any kind. Imagine you are driving your car for example, and one minute everything is fine and the next you suffer car crash brain injuries. Nothing would be the same again. How would you cope?
This is understandably a stressful time and one that is very difficult to deal with on many levels. This holds true for the people who are directly involved and dealing with the injuries as well as their loved ones.
A brain injury could mean having to undergo surgery; it might mean being put into a coma while your brain heals and the swelling reduces; it might mean coming to terms with some kind of brain damage after the accident.
The consequences of car crash brain injuries
To say your life could change is a massive understatement. In some cases the brain damage someone incurs could potentially be minor. For example they might be left with brain damage that causes mild epilepsy. This means they may have the occasional fit but other than that they can lead a relatively normal life.
In another case someone might end up with severe epilepsy that means they have several fits a day. In other cases the brain damage will put them in a wheelchair and require them to have extensive therapy and 24-hour care.
As you can see, you can never tell where brain damage is going to affect the individual concerned. It may seem unlikely that a car crash could lead to such catastrophic consequences, but it can potentially happen.
Preventing such incidents occurring in the first place
Of course we all have a duty to make sure we drive safely and within the laws of the Highway Code. This ensures we stay safe on the roads and also it means we won’t endanger anyone else while we are out there. A split-second is all it takes to change lives – and there is no going back in terms of the injuries we might potentially cause in such situations.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a similar way, call the team at Accident Advice Helpline. It is much easier to make sure you get no-obligation advice from our team than to go it alone. Just call on 0800 689 0500 to get things started.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead