The Long-Term Effects of a TBI
Traumatic brain injuries are known for the alarming way they occur, typically as a result of severe blunt force trauma to the head. They are perhaps better known, however, for their unpredictable nature, and for the devastating impact they can have on victims and their loved ones. In some cases, traumatic brain injuries are so severe that victims suffer debilitating limitations or deficits in brain function that not only forever alter their lives, but also the lives of their loved ones.
A traumatic brain injury is defined as an injury where the brain is harmed as the result of an external force. Typically, these forces are violent blows to the head, and they commonly occur as the result of falls, falling objects, sports injuries, and car accidents. Traumatic brain injuries can range in severity from mild to severe, depending on the nature of the incident that caused the blow and the duration of time a victim lost consciousness. However, all forms of TBI have the capability of causing detrimental long-term effects that compromise a victim’s quality of life and their ability to handle the demands of daily living. These effects can include physical, psychological, and emotional changes.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of another’s negligence, working with an experienced personal injury attorney is of critical importance. This is because brain injury victims depend on recovering full and fair compensation to not only pay for their medical bills and other damages incurred as the result of an accident, but also the compensation needed to cover their future needs, which can be considerable depending on the case. Compensation can also be provided for victims’ families who suffer emotional injuries and lose the support of their loved one, and who may be required to provide additional care.
When handling cases involving TBI, our Bay Area lawyers draw from decades of combined experience and the insight of medical professionals to determine as accurately as possible how a TBI affects the life of a victim and their family, as well as how it may impact their lives in the future. These considerations are crucial to securing the full and fair compensation victims and their loved ones need as they recover or contort their lives to deal with the lasting impact of TBI.
For example, some notable long-term effects of TBI include:
- Long-term unresponsive state
- Need for long-term rehabilitation
- Difficulties with family, work, and social interaction
- Assistance with daily tasks
- Cognitive deficits
- Mood changes, including depression, aggression, and suicide
- Neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s and dementia
The long-term impact of traumatic brain injuries can be profound, and can affect the lives of victims and their families in multiple ways. Because there is still much to be learned about the human brain, its response to trauma, and how we can prevent long-term negative effects, the impact a TBI can have on a victim is still largely unpredictable and unique from case to case.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of another’s negligence, you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury case and recover compensation for your damages. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has recovered over $375 million in compensation for the injured and the wronged since 1979, and we are available to review your case and discuss if you have a valid claim at no cost to you. You can be confident in trusting our Bay Area team to guide you through these difficult times and the compensation you deserve.
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