Traumatic brain injuries are tremendously disruptive to the lives of the victims. Victims of traumatic brain injuries can face deficits in every area of their lives, including physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional. Victims may suffer speech and other sensory impairments, challenges associated with movement, difficulty processing information, difficulties related to memory and mood and personality disruptions. Emotional outbursts may not be uncommon, and loves ones may feel that the personality of the victim has changed.
All of the challenges faced by victims of traumatic brain injuries can be overwhelming. It is important for victims and their families to have access to medical care, treatment and rehabilitation when necessary. Unfortunately, for TBI sufferers and their families, the medical care and treatment victims often require can be costly. Victims of TBIs require a significant amount of care, which can take a toll on victims and their families.
When a victim has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the negligence of another party, such as in a motor vehicle accident, victims may be able to recover compensation for the physical, cognitive and emotional harm they have suffered. Damages may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering to help the victim and the victim’s family attempt to move forward.
The recovery process for victims of brain injuries can be a long and challenging journey. As a result, the legal process seeks to provide assistance and offer resources to victims during the exceptionally challenging time they and their families are facing.