Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur far too frequently as a result of auto accidents, falls, or injuries sustained while participating in sports. When a TBI occurs, the injury is different from many other types of injuries, such as broken bones. Unfortunately, because a traumatic brain injury could cause lasting changes to the structure and function of your brain, the injury could impact almost every aspect of your life – and it may never fully heal.
It is imperative that you understand the full impact of the traumatic brain injury that you sustained so you can make informed choices if you make a claim for compensation for injury damages. If someone caused your brain injury through negligence or wrongdoing, you may have the right to make a claim to recover for economic and non-financial loss. The extent of your loss is determined based on the lasting effects of your brain injury, so you need to ensure that you know what the long-term impact of the injury could mean for your life.
The Villages traumatic brain injury attorney can provide you with help in taking appropriate legal action in brain injury cases. Attorney Tim Babiarz can work closely with you to get solid medical evidence showing the extent of the damage so you can fight for full compensation for all losses. Give our office a call today to find out more about how our firm can help you.
The Lasting Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Some traumatic brain injuries, like a simple concussion, are typically classified as mild brain injuries. However, even a so-called “mild” brain injury could lead to symptoms like sleep difficulties, memory problems, and mood swings or a change in personality. Concussions, especially when repeated head injuries occur, can also leave you more susceptible to a variety of cognitive conditions as you age, including making it more likely that you will develop dementia.
Severe brain injuries can have a more profound short-term impact and can also cause long-term cognitive impairment, with the extent of the impairment depending upon the severity of the damage to the brain. Some victims of severe brain injury may experience permanent impairment of higher-level cognitive functions. Brain injury victims may be comatose, may lose limb function, may lose speech language skills, may experience serious emotional problems, and may experience dramatic cognitive decline.
Victims of brain injury often need months of rehabilitation when the injuries are severe. Some victims may need to learn to walk and talk again and many never regain the level of cognitive function or control over their motor skills that they had before the injury occurred.
Because treatment for TBI can be costly and lengthy, it is important that a victim who suffered the brain injury because of someone else's negligence take appropriate legal action to hold that person or company accountable for both economic and non-financial loss. Recovering compensation to pay for medical care and lost wages could prove very important if the brain injury makes working impossible.
Babiarz Law Firm, P.A. can provide help in obtaining compensation not only for these financial losses, but also for pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and emotional distress. Contact an experienced attorney for help after a traumatic brain injury occurs to learn more.