Unfortunately, the consequences of an accident can sometimes be life-altering. This is particularly the case if you sustain a traumatic brain injury. Although brain injuries are classified based on their severity, even mild forms can have significant repercussions on your daily life.
Here’s a look at the potential aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, and some advice about obtaining financial compensation following this type of accident.
SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM COGNITIVE CHANGES
While they might not be visible, the effects of a traumatic brain injury can be serious. In particular, brain injuries are commonly associated with cognitive changes. Depending on the location and severity of their brain injury, a person involved in an accident might:
Notice changes in their thinking, reasoning and personality
Have trouble with their vision and balance
Struggle to communicate or understand language
Experience mental health issues such depression or anxiety
These symptoms and changes may be minor or severe, and they may disappear after a short period of time or persist long after the accident.
AN INCREASED RISK OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
In addition to the symptoms associated with a brain injury, this type of trauma is also linked to an increased risk of developing certain neurological disorders. For example, in some cases, people develop epilepsy after sustaining a brain injury. In other cases, this type of trauma can increase the person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease in the future.
ACCIDENT BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident that resulted in a brain injury, a personal injury lawyer can review your case and determine what accident benefits and compensation are available to you. Among other things, you or your loved one may be entitled to money in order to cover expenses related to the accident such as treatment, counselling, attendant care, and loss of income. In short, you can count on your lawyer to advocate for your rights and help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve to ensure you can access the best possible care.
HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER SERVING SAULT STE. MARIE & THE SURROUNDING DISTRICT OF ALGOMA
Coping with the aftermath of a brain injury can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. The team at Feifel Gualazzi can assist you in navigating complex legal proceedings and will work to ensure you receive the money needed to cover any expenses related to your injury. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.