When someone is hurt in an auto collision and suffers a traumatic brain injury, there is a risk that their life will never really be the same. Depending on the kind of brain injury they have and the severity of said injury, they may need weeks, months or years to focus on their recovery.
Brain injuries have a lasting impact on individuals and their families. Moderate to severe injuries can cause symptoms such as:
- A loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- A loss of coordination
- Changes in behavior
- Slurred speech
- Strong headaches
These and other symptoms can lead to serious complications in a person’s life. For example, struggling with new onset seizures could also make someone anxious or depressed, making it hard for them to go back to work or to go back to living a life that they enjoy.
In the long-term, brain injuries can have a serious negative impact
When someone’s brain injury affects their ability to work, it may not just impact them. It could also impact their family if they were the breadwinner or worked to support them in any way.
Being unable to work may cause financial stress for the family but also emotional harm or distress as well.
Permanent disabilities could lead to lasting changes in a person’s life
In some cases, brain injuries do cause permanent disabilities. It’s possible that someone with a brain injury could recover some of their functions over time, but they may never really be the same.
It’s, unfortunately, true that a serious brain injury could prevent that person from doing the things they enjoy or getting into the career they’d planned for themselves. Their entire life may need to shift all because of another person’s negligence.
As a victim of an auto accident, you or your loved one has the opportunity to seek fair compensation from the at-fault party. It is important that you do try to hold that individual responsible for the injuries suffered because your life has been changed because of their actions. You can seek compensation for all the damages, including economic or non-economic losses.