What you could suffer after being hit by a drunk driver

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2022 | DUI |

You don’t remember much of anything after a drunk driver hit you in your Mississippi town. You were waiting for the light to turn green as you thought about what you wanted to make for supper.

Then, nothing. You and your family need to consider what you want to see happen to the other driver.

Another driver made a bad decision to drive drunk

You realize that the other driver put you and everyone else on the road in danger. The police have visited you and gotten the little bit of information you remember. You felt better, knowing the driver was still in jail.

People who drive under the influence do not think about how their actions will affect others.

DUI vehicle accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries

According to the Cleveland Clinic, vehicular accidents are one of the two causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This happens when your brain hits a hard object — your brain moves and slams against your skull. You have suffered brain damage.

When this happens, your brain undergoes some changes so it can adjust for your injury. You might have headaches and confusion. You might experience sensitivity to light and sound.

Some people experience complications such as bleeding in their brain, depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If the injury is severe enough, the person may have seizures.

The outlook for a TBI depends on the severity of the injury. You might recover and return to your previous level of function. Moderate and severe TBIs can lead to changes in how you behave or think. After learning how a TBI can affect your life, you might be able to decide what legal consequences you want the other driver to experience.