The Long-Term Effects of a Brain Injury Can Be Devastating: Get the Financial Help You Need
If you or someone you care for us suffered from a traumatic brain injury, then you could be facing a long, expensive recovery. Many more people deal with these issues than most people realize and it can result in an inability work, high medical expenses, and more. If this situation describes you or a loved one, then you should consider potential options for compensation for the traumatic brain injury.
Most people recover quickly but long-term effects are possible
The good news is that most people who have a minor traumatic brain injury, like a concussion, are able to quickly recover fully and most of them don’t have long-term effects. However, people who’ve had more severe injuries can live with long-term effects – and those effects can be permanent. In this case, it may be necessary to hire a personal injury attorney who can help recover compensation you’re owed.
Some examples of potential long-term effects
The long-term effects for each individual will vary based on how they were injured, the medical care they’ve received, and other factors. However, there are a few effects that are more common. Many people experience a decreased level of cognitive function. This can include things like no longer having an attention span, or a noticeable difference in memory.
Decreased motor function is another common side-effect and includes things like weakness in certain muscles, difficulty with balance, or a reduction in overall coordination. Sensory perception can also decrease, which can mean worsening vison, changes in hearing ability, and even decreased sensations when touching something.
Finally, emotional symptoms often occur and can stay for years – if not indefinitely. For some individuals, this presents as depression while others have anxiety. Some people simply frustrate very easily, others become aggressive when they weren’t in the past. Some people find that they’re unable to control their impulses, and other personality changes can occur. Sometimes these changes are temporary but they’re often permanent.
Millions of people are living with the effects of a traumatic brain injury
If you’re like most people, you’re likely shocked to learn that there are more than five people in the U.S. alone who have some sort of disability related to a traumatic brain injury. Every part of their life can be impacted. They’re often unable to work, they can’t drive, they can’t do simple household tasks, and they need help with virtually every daily activity. Of course, these injuries and side effects can also have a negative effect on the person’s relationship with friends and family.
There may be help for you or a loved one
If the traumatic brain injury was the result of an accident that someone else was responsible for, then you may have a case for a personal injury lawsuit. The first step is to call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707. We’ll provide a free case evaluation to let you know what your options are. Call today. There may be help available for you.