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What victims need to know about brain injury claims for damages

The harm associated with a brain trauma may not always be immediately evident, so it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with what to watch for following a traumatic accident, such as a car accident, and potential head injury. Brain injuries can cause permanent or temporary disruptions to the function of the brain and may result in death.

Victims of brain injuries can suffer significant changes to their daily lives. Traumatic brain injury sufferers may face significant cognitive challenges, physical challenges and emotional challenges associated with a brain injury suffered in a car or other type of accident. When the victim's brain injury was caused by the negligence or careless of another party, they may be able to recover compensation for damages to help with the costs and challenges associated with brain injuries.

Brain injuries can cause long-term and debilitating injuries that may result in a long-term need for care. Brain injuries can also be costly to treat. The impact of a brain injury may leave the victim unable to work and may cause strain on families struggling to cope with the changes in the victim's personality and quality of life. The impact of a traumatic brain injury can be stressful for victims and family members. As a result, victims may be able to bring a legal claim for damages against a negligent driver or other negligent party responsible for the brain injury in order to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Brain injuries can create physical, financial and emotional stress for victims and their families. A claim for damages can help as a brain injury victim adjusts to life after the brain injury, but it is important to keep in mind that time limits are associated with bringing a claim for damages so it is helpful for victims and their families to be familiar with the options available to them sooner rather than later after suffering a brain injury.

Source: Injury.findlaw.com, "Brain Injury Lawsuit FAQs," Accessed May 27, 2017

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