When you have been involved in an accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury, you never know what will happen. Many people do not understand right off the bat that a brain injury can have a lasting impact on them for the rest of their lives. From the speech problems to the headaches to the loss of memory, many people think that these problems could disintegrate in time. While this is true in some cases, other cases are not so lucky and can spell out disaster in the lives of those who have suffered at the hands of a negligent party. Today we want to overview how devastating these accidents could truly be and why you should be prepared for a personal injury claim.
After Your Traumatic Brain Injury
How does one live with the lasting effects of a traumatic brain injury? Many people do not understand how devastating traumatic brain injuries can be, leaving lasting impacts on those who suffer. Some of these injuries can be missed when a medical team is only focused on saving someone’s life after a catastrophic accident. It is not until many weeks or months later (sometimes even years) that somebody feels the effects of the brain injury and the havoc it has caused for them. Brain injuries happen on a variety of levels, from minor loss of consciousness directly after an accident to those that last for years. Sometimes survivors can have limited function in their limbs, emotional problems, shortened thinking ability, and more.
As you can see, the recovery time for a brain injury can really vary from person to person. Think of the impact that a highly serious brain injury could have on your life as you attempt to work the same job that you were before you received your injuries. What if your job requires you to do research and you are having cognitive problems after your accident? Your normal routine seems to be up in the air, you are having difficulties understanding language, and your mood is aggravated so you find yourself getting frustrated as you can’t form the attention span needed for your work. It is not unheard of for people to quit working or take time away from work after they have received one of these lasting injuries.
Based on the impact that a brain injury can have on your life, you may wonder how you can move forward with a claim. Perhaps your brain injury has put you out of work for some time or caused you to be distanced from your loved ones. Maybe the medical bills regarding your accident are piling up and you have no idea how you’re going to pay. Pursuing damages in a personal injury case could help you compensate for the things that matter most to you, such as medical treatment you have thus far endured, loss of income when you haven’t been able to go to work, and so much more.
Seek the help of an experienced attorney who will stand by your side when you are experiencing the long-term effects of a brain injury after an accident. At JD Haas &Associates, we want to help in your time of need. Call us today for more information on how we can guide you toward compensation you deserve at 952-345-1025.