Did you or a loved one suffer a head or brain injury in a car accident? Even minor brain injuries can have a significant impact on a person's life, ultimately affecting a person's ability to live and work normally.
Brain injury victims need immediate medical care, and depending on the severity of the injury, they may need long-term care as well. All of the effects of a traumatic brain injury may not be evident until weeks or months after an accident, and if you have suffered a brain injury due to someone else's negligence, it is important to understanding your right to financial compensation.
What type of injury is affecting your life?
Because of the unique nature of each person's brain, the ways that a TBI could affect you or your loved one could differ drastically from other cases of TBI. Some of the most common types of brain injuries include:
- Concussions: This is a common type of car accident injury. While many people consider this a minor injury, it can actually affect a person severely, leaving a victim with lingering symptoms that can last for months.
- Contusion: This happens when there is a direct impact on a person's head, which leads to a bruise on the brain. Severe contusions may require surgery.
- Coup-contrecoup: This injury occurs when the impact is severe enough to move the brain, leaving injuries on both the site of impact and the opposite side of the brain.
Brain injuries can affect your cognition, your coordination, your ability to think clearly and your ability to do your job as you did before your accident. Even if you were initially unaware of all the ways your injury would affect your life, you may still have a legal right to seek the care and compensation you deserve.
Getting better after a brain injury
If you suffered a TBI in an accident that was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.
You may have a rightful claim to recovery of your medical bills and any losses that you endured as a result of your inability to work or your need for continued medical care. To learn more, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can.