A driver has to place all his or her attention on driving. When a driver takes his or her attention off of the duties of driving, the repercussions are considerable. In some cases, a distracted driver can cause an accident that injured others on the roadway. These crashes can easily to fatalities if the accident is serious enough.
Brain injuries are some of the most life-altering injuries a person can face. When it comes to damage of the brain, every aspect of life from physical abilities and verbal ability to thought processes and personality can be affected. Just last week, we discussed how a subdural hematoma can be life-threatening. If you recall, we discussed how brain surgery is often needed to relieve the pressure on the brain.
When an accident occurs, a hit to the head is sometimes possible. In the case of a car accident, your head might hit the dashboard, window, or steering wheel. In the case of a slip-and-fall accident, your head might hit the ground. Even in the case of an accident at a nursing home, a hit to the head is sometimes possible. In all of those cases, the victim who suffered the hit to the head might end up with an acute subdural hematoma, which is a serious brain injury.
In our last post, we discussed how granny cams are helping to keep nursing home residents safe. That post brings up the important point that anyone who has a loved one in a nursing home must be aware of signs of neglect, especially when there isn't a camera watching over his or her loved one.