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What options are available to victims of brain injuries?

Victims of brain injuries may wonder what they are dealing with and what they should do. Brain injuries can cause temporary or permanent functional problems for victims and can result in death. Brain injuries can occur in a variety of different ways. There are two primary types of brain injuries: traumatic brain injuries are usually the result of trauma to the brain and acquired brain injuries are usually the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can be penetrating injuries or can include jolts or blows to the head that result in a traumatic brain injury.

The impact of a brain injury can vary by victim and may be based on the nature of the injury. Cognitive deficits commonly result from a brain injury, causing victims to suffer a number of challenges associated with their daily lives. Brain injuries can also have a psychological impact on victims and can cause emotional disruptions that can be challenging for victims and their families.

Commonly, if a victim has suffered a brain injury as a result of the negligence of another party, such as a negligent driver, remedies may be available to help them recover compensation for the damages they suffered. Traumatic brain injury victims and their families may suffer a host of physical, financial and emotional damages and challenges. Brain injuries can impact your daily activities, quality of life and your work and personal relationships. They may also require ongoing and rehabilitative care to treat. Damages may pile up as a result of the serious nature of brain injuries.

Through a personal injury claim for damages, victims may be able to recover compensation for the high costs associated with a traumatic brain injury, including the physical, financial and emotional costs and difficulties they experience. It is important that victims and their families be familiar with the resources available to them as they struggle through the impact of a traumatic brain injury.

Source: FindLaw, "Brain Injury Lawsuits FAQs," Accessed Oct. 4, 2016

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