A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the hardest injuries to recover from, as your brain is such a delicate organ. Everything about you, from your breathing to your memories is a result of your brain’s functions. When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you can lose memories, skills and abilities, sometimes without the ability to regain them. A TBI can effectively end your career, resulting in the loss of your income. It can also result in substantial medical expenses. If you’ve suffered a TBI due to a vehicular or work-related accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
An attorney can review the details of your injury to determine if someone may be liable for the expenses incurred as a result of your TBI. If you were hurt in an accident that was the fault of the other driver, if you were hit on the head at work or if you suffered a slip-and-fall accident at a store, you may be able to recover your financial losses.
A traumatic brain injury can change who you are
It can be very difficult for people to adjust to life after a TBI. Unlike many forms of trauma, there is no current cure for these injuries. You will need to adjust to the changes in your life, including shifts in personality or mood. Sometimes, because the symptoms develop slowly, a person with a TBI isn’t diagnosed with it immediately after the injury. It can take weeks or months for all of the symptoms to become evident to the victim.
Indicators of a TBI include loss of consciousness at the time of the accident, headaches, loss of ability to focus, and even mood swings. These symptoms may be subtle, but they will persist over time. Working with an attorney is one of the best ways to secure a quick and accurate diagnosis of a TBI if your symptoms did not appear immediately.
TBIs are a relatively common injury
There are many people who sustain TBIs every year. Those who drive for their work, such as home visit nurses, may be at increased risk of suffering a TBI. If you or a loved one suffered an injury and developed a TBI as a result, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. This advocate will review the situation that caused the injury and determine if you have a legal claim for compensation. Your attorney can also negotiate on your behalf with insurers and employers to secure a better settlement. If necessary, he or she will also help file a civil lawsuit.