Among the injuries people suffer in motor vehicle accidents, brain injuries may be the most difficult to diagnose and treat. Often resulting from a blow to the head, brain injuries can cause the functions of the brain to be temporarily or permanently disrupted.
A brain injury may not be immediately obvious and it is important to note that there are different types of brain injuries. The symptoms and effect of brain injuries can vary according to the nature of the injury but can include cognitive deficiencies that can make it difficult for injured workers to perform daily activities they used to able to perform with ease which can also impact their ability to perform their job. The victim can also experience emotional and physical deficiencies that can cause mood and personality disruptions and disturbances and other physical challenges.
A traumatic brain injury can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life, and the lives of that person’s loved ones. It may render a victim permanently disabled and unable to earn a living, while necessitating expensive, lifelong treatment. Perhaps needless to say, this can cause terrible financial problems for the victim’s family. A personal injury claim for can help injured victims and their families recover compensation from a negligent party and the physical, financial and emotional damages they suffered.
Because there are time limits associated with bringing a claim for damages, brain injury victims and their families should be familiar with the legal resources available to protect them and provide the remedies they need so they can focus on recovery.