Traumatic brain injuries can have a lasting impact on victims. Depending on the circumstances, victims of traumatic brain injuries can suffer the impact of their injuries for a lifetime. Victims of TBIs may suffer a decline in cognitive abilities and may have speech difficulties or difficulties drawing basic conclusions. The negative consequences of a TBI can also have a significant impact on the emotions of the victim. Victims may suffer dramatic mood swings and angry outbursts as a result of the TBI.
The impact of a TBI can also be especially difficult for family members of the victim. Families can struggle with the emotional and cognitive challenges their loved one is facing. Victims of TBIs can sometimes be unrecognizable to their family and loved ones because of the serious nature of the injury they have suffered. Traumatic brain injuries can have both dramatic and subtle impacts and, sometimes, the full impact of a TBI may be not immediately realized following a car or other traumatic accident.
Traumatic brain injuries can also be costly to treat, and medical care costs and rehabilitation costs can pile up over time. Victims and families may suffer both economic and noneconomic losses as a result of a TBI, which is why compensation may be available for medical expenses, including medical costs and future medical care costs, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.
Rebuilding one’s life following a traumatic brain injury can be a significant challenge for victims and their families, which is why legal resources are available to step in and help when the victim of a TBI has suffered the harm as a result of another party’s negligence. Different types of help are available to victims of traumatic brain injuries and their families. Victims and their families may find it useful to become familiar with the different resources available.