Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are very serious injuries, and they are typically caused by either a blow to the head or by the violent shaking of the head on the neck. Because these injuries affect the brain, they are as dangerous as they are unpredictable. The physical, financial, and emotional damages associated with a TBI are often overwhelming.
Nearly any kind of accident can lead to a traumatic brain injury, but there are some accident types that are most closely associated with these serious injuries, including:
- Traffic accidents – such as car, truck, motorcycle, scooter, pedestrian, and bike accidents
- Serious slip and fall accidents – especially falls from heights
- Accidents on construction sites
- Workplace accidents
- Boating accident
Traumatic brain injuries can cause extremely serious issues, many of which result in significant economic and non-economic losses. For this reason, many TBI victims are entitled to significant damages from the party responsible for their injuries. Some of the most common damages sought in TBI cases include:
- Medical Costs – The medical expenses that accompany a TBI can range from the medical care you receive at the scene of the accident all the way to medical transportation from the scene of the accident, surgery and follow-up care, treatment from doctors and specialists, physical therapy, occupational therapy, prescription medications, home health care, and much more. Further, TBIs often lead to long-term health consequences.
- Lost Wages – A serious TBI can leave you permanently disabled and unable to ever return to work. Even a relatively minor TBI, however, can cause you to miss a considerable amount of work and to suffer lost income as a result. You could also face a diminished earning potential into your future – or even an altered career path. Because many of us equate our careers with our identities, these effects can be especially difficult.
- Pain and Suffering – The pain and suffering associated with a traumatic brain injury can be the most difficult component of the damage you suffer. Injuries to the brain can cause emotional problems, such as mood swings, increased anxiety, depression, emotional volatility, difficulty making decisions, difficulty concentrating, impulse control, paranoia, and many PTSD-like symptoms. Emotional consequences like these are not only painful to live with, but can push the sufferer's support system – friends, family, and loved ones away just when he or she needs them the most.
If someone else’s negligence leaves you with a TBI, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is critical to your ability to make the journey toward your fullest recovery.
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