Few injuries are as terrifying and life-altering as a brain injury. It can change peoples’ personality, disrupt their ability to move, work or even enjoy life. The damage can be insidious—sometimes taking months or even years to become fully apparent.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur in all sorts of incidents. Some of the most common include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle, skateboard, roller skate, snowboard, and ski accidents
- Slip and falls
- Work-related accidents
Our brains are safely encased in the hard shell of our heads, but they are soft organs. When you suffer a sudden jar or blow or to the head, the brain can literally be slammed against that hard shell.
What Kind of Damage Can a Brain Injury Do?
The effects of a brain injury can be extensive and profoundly disabling. Symptoms can include, headaches, confusion, dizziness, sensitivity to noise or light, ringing in the ears, blurred or double vision, restlessness and insomnia. More serious injuries may also result in:
- Physical disabilities, loss of motor control, paralysis
- Seizures and convulsions
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Speech problems
- Loss of coordination
- Inability to think clearly
- Impaired judgment
- Emotional and behavioral issues, such as depression and aggression
- Changes in personality
Recovery from a brain injury victim may take years. Unfortunately, some individuals are never again their “former selves.”
Facing the Challenges
As you can imagine, brain injuries can be extremely difficult for victims and families—emotionally, physically, and financially. There is a very real risk to families that rehabilitation needs to outlive insurance payments. Also, some victims may never again be able to work as they once did.
For many, that means that the only way they can obtain the care they need is to file a personal injury claim against the party or parties responsible for their devastating injury.
It is always wise to discuss your options with a personal injury attorney experienced in prosecuting brain injury claims. Our attorneys will fight to ensure that you win full and fair monetary compensation for your short- and long-term needs, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Present and future pain and suffering
- Emotional damages
- Punitive damages
Recovery from a brain injury requires time, financial resources, and the support of a team of medical and rehabilitative experts. Our attorneys can help ensure that you have access to that team for as long as you need it.