Road rage is a problem that is difficult to tackle. It is a temporary state of mind and impossible to predict, but even so, road rage causes devastation.
As recently as last month, a 23-year-old mother became the victim of a road rage incident, leaving her with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While her injuries did not take place during a vehicle accident, often that is not the case. When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, whether from a car accident or vehicular assault, they are in for a lengthy, expensive recovery that will affect every aspect of their lives and the lives of their family.
What makes a traumatic brain injury so difficult?
The brain is the most crucial part of the human body. It handles everything we feel, think and do, from our pulse rate to our opinions on sports. But we are continually learning new things about it. Unlike with a broken bone or a burn where the treatment methods are standard, a TBI treatment plan may change depending on any number of factors. Doctors may treat a similar injury in vastly different ways depending on:
- The age and sex of the patient
- The “mechanism of injury”
- The victim’s medical history
To further complicate treatment, researchers and doctors are constantly finding out new information about the brain, and every discovery may vastly change a course of treatment.
Holding people responsible
Motor vehicles, from cars to tractor-trailers, are dangerous machines in the wrong hands. While most drivers take that responsibility seriously, occasionally, even the safest driver can lose their cool and that can lead to disaster.
While road rage is often prosecuted as a felony, if you or a loved one suffer from injuries caused by road rage, you still have the option of filing a lawsuit in civil court to help you get the compensation you need to become healthy again.