Traumatic brain injuries can have a lifelong and life-altering impact on the lives of victims. Victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can face a future of cognitive, physical and emotional challenges as a result of the injuries they have suffered. They may also face sensory, mood and personality challenges and disruptions as a result of the injury they have suffered. The changes in victims of TBI can be a struggle for victims and family members and loved ones to cope with.
Oftentimes, victims of TBIs require ongoing medical treatment, care and rehabilitation. All of the types of care victims of traumatic brain injuries require can be costly, and medical bills can pile up. In addition, depending on the impact of their injury, victims may struggle to hold down a job and may face reduced income as a result. The need for family members to care for them, along with the stress of medical expenses and lost earnings, can place difficult burdens on victims and families.
As a result, victims and their families may be able to recover damages for the physical, financial and emotional damages associated with a TBI. Depending on the circumstances, and how the traumatic brain injury was suffered, such as in a car accident or because of a defective product, it may be possible to bring a claim for damages against a negligent driver or manufacturer or a product liable for the harm the victim has suffered. Victims may be able to recover damages for medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Because of the persistent impact of a traumatic brain injury, and the significant disruption it brings into the lives of victims and their families, it is important that victims and their families are familiar with the range of resources available to them. Legal options may allow them to better focus on the recovery process rather than the financial and other strains associated with a traumatic brain injury.