One of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents is head trauma (also called a concussion). Concussions leave many victims disabled for life, if not in a vegetative state, and they can impact how those victims think or cannot think throughout the remainder of their life. Even those who are able to recover to some degree have lifelong problems, not to mention further mental deterioration as they age. Concussions are central to many serious accident injury claims, and many doctors are now just learning how they affect the brain and the central nervous system as time goes on. And, this can even include Connecticut residents who think they have suffered seemingly mild head trauma from injuries suffered in car accidents.
One of the first-noticed problems associated with concussions is personality disorders. Many victims cannot think rationally at times, and they often erupt in vicious behavior towards others and even suicide for some. This is becoming more and more common, and it can even impact those injured in a one-time collision. Not only do attorneys focus on this aspect of the injury in cases from Connecticut car accidents. but head injuries are often the basis for serious workers’ compensation cases as well when negligence is involved in the claim.
One of the more common developing disorders stemming from traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is early development of dementia for those suffering a concussion during any activity. This is most notably being learned through studies on former professional football players who play through constant impact from helmet-to-helmet contact on the playing field. While the game has been altered somewhat with rules changes, concussions still occur very commonly on the field and are under strict monitoring.
Parkinsons and Alzheimers Disease
Another developmental problem for concussion victims is early onset of both Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. Both are very common naturally, but usually do not occur until later on in life due to natural or congenital conditions. Contemporary studies of TBI have concluded that head injuries indeed contribute to early onset of both, and it does not take a serious injury for this to occur in many situations.