A brain injury from a car crash could end your tech career

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Working in the tech sector can be a lucrative career choice. There is a massive demand for technology and the skills and education required to develop and maintain it. Also, technology is constantly changing, requiring companies to expand their staff to meet demand and embrace trends.

A technology career is one of the best ways to leverage your intellect to provide a high standard of living for the people you love. Unfortunately, because it relies so heavily on your intelligence and cognitive ability, a technology career can also end in the blink of an eye.

An injury to your head that causes swelling of or damage to your brain could very well make it difficult for you to learn new technology information and skills, or retain the information you had already acquired in your education and career. Unfortunately, every time you get into a motor vehicle, you run the risk of potentially striking your head in an accident and putting an end to your technology career.

There are multiple ways to hurt your brain in a car crash

Blunt force trauma to the head is a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. It is easy to see how that can happen in a collision. Many people strike their head on the steering column or even the window of the vehicle. In cases where someone gets thrown from a vehicle, the impact of colliding with the ground can also cause a brain injury.

However, blunt force trauma is not the only way to damage your precious brain. Car accidents also often involve sudden shaking and stopping or even the rolling of a vehicle. That kind of aggressive motion can cause a brain injury as well. If your head shakes from side to side, your brain will move back and forth inside your skull, resulting in bruising and swelling. This can culminate in a serious brain injury, which may have consequences for years to come.

Never assume that your brain injury is minor

Your brain is responsible for your professional success. Everything you are and everything you do comes directly from electrical impulses in your brain. An injury to your brain can completely change your life. One need only explore the list of symptoms for traumatic brain injuries to realize how serious even a minor brain injury can be.

Physical symptoms that people experience after an injury may include headaches, nausea, blurry vision or ringing in the ears. Other symptoms that may be more subtle at first can include changes in mood, changes in personality, confusion, memory loss and even issues with balance. Loss of memory will undoubtedly impact your retention of critical information for your job. It could also make it difficult to learn new information as the technology sector continues to evolve.

While it is possible for a traumatic brain injury to effectively end your career in the technology sector, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. If the injury is the result of an accident caused by another driver, you may have the right to hold that person responsible for the damage they cause and the impact the accident has on your career. A personal injury lawsuit can help you recover lost wages and medical expenses.

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