Car Accidents, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Death Related to Distracted Driving in Alabama
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Alabama. In 2022, distracted driving in Alabama accounted for 21% of all fatal car accidents in the state.
Distracted driving is dangerous because it takes your attention away from the road. When you are distracted, you are less likely to see hazards and react quickly to changes in traffic conditions. This can lead to serious accidents, even at low speeds.
Often, the immediate aftermath of an accident may seem manageable. The car might have a dent, and the driver might walk away with minor bruises. However, the invisible injuries, particularly traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are of grave concern.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, TBIs account for a significant number of accident-related hospitalizations annually. These numbers only underline the urgency to curb distracted driving in Alabama.
TBIs can occur when the head is suddenly and violently jarred or struck. TBIs can cause a wide range of problems, including:
- Cognitive impairment (memory loss, difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions)
- Physical disabilities (paralysis, weakness, coordination problems)
- Emotional distress (anxiety, depression, mood swings)
- Personality changes
- In severe cases, TBIs can be fatal.
The treatment for TBI depends on the severity of the injury. People with mild TBI may be able to recover at home with rest and over-the-counter pain medication. People with moderate to severe TBI may require hospitalization, long-term rehabilitation and even death.
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