You’ve been injured in a car accident and you aren’t sure how you will be able to move forward. Yes, many people every year walk away from devastating vehicle accidents with minimal damage. However, many others will experience the lasting impression of a serious car accident and just how severe of an impact it could leave on the rest of your life. This is the case for many people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) every year in the U.S.
The Lasting Impact of a Brain Injury
Many people are negatively impacted by brain injuries in the U.S. every year due to car accidents taking a turn for the worse. Most people who are involved in an accident and don’t experience symptoms right off the bat may feel as if a brain injury isn’t serious, but under the surface, they tend to be much worse than what they lead on. In fact, the death rate due to these accidents is astoundingly high, which is why we take your claim very seriously. TBIs can be of any nature, from mild to severe. Here are some ways in which the two differ:
Mild: Slight loss of consciousness or confusion that only lasts for a short period of time, few cognitive issues, headaches, memory problems
Severe: Loss of consciousness for longer than 30 minutes, memory loss that lasts weeks to years, total impairment of cognitive functions, limited function in limbs, emotional problems, and drastic thinking ability issues
Even the most minor of TBIs can have a lasting impact on the victim of an accident and their family. The victim of an accident and a TBI will experience many losses, including the fact that life may never truly be the same after an accident. There are many consequences on a victim’s emotional life, ability to socialize, hold a job, and more. For instance, if you have suffered from a TBI, you may not be experiencing memory loss. This is not a helpful symptom when you have to remember many different things in the workplace. As a result, you may lose your job and not be able to pay for medical bills and many other aspects of life.
Of course, brain injuries can have other serious impacts on your life, such as physical therapy and rehabilitative measures that must be kept up with from day one, limitations when it comes to the enjoyable times you spend with your family, and more. If you have been severely impacted by an accident and now you are dealing with a brain injury, you may have a right to pursue damages against a negligent party.
Receiving Damages You Deserve
You may be able to file a claim for a variety of damages in your case. For instance, you may be able to receive special damages such as lost wages, lost earning capacity for the future, medical treatment expenses, and general damages like physical and emotional suffering, loss of consortium, humiliation, and more. Many of these cases are extensive, which means that your opportunities for damages are endless. If you believe that you are entitled to compensation because you have suffered a serious TBI-related injury, contact us at JD Haas & Associates as soon as possible. We are waiting to hear from you at 952-345-1025.