Traumatic brain injury sufferers often face a lifetime of challenges and unknowns following an accident.
While each brain injury is unique in its severity and the trials that accompany it, here are some frequent struggles that TBI victims face.
Physical TBI symptoms may appear immediately or in the days or weeks following an accident. Headache, confusion and lightheadedness are often among the first noticeable symptoms. The injured may also encounter nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, light or sound sensitivity, or limb numbness. Making the period following the injury more challenging, a TBI can cause seizures and trouble sleeping or waking up.
Unsurprisingly, a TBI may cause a host of challenging mental symptoms, as well. Depending on the injury’s severity, the injured may have difficulty focusing, lack of memory, changes in personality, periods of irritability, anxiety, depression and trouble handling personal care.
In many cases, a TBI results in temporary or permanent loss of work. An absent income, accompanied by an inflow of medical bills and rehabilitation costs, can leave victims in dire financial straits. A personal injury claim may help an injured party obtain the financial compensation needed to pay medical and other regular bills after suffering a TBI.
TBI sufferers often face significant challenges following the injury. While financial compensation cannot eliminate the physical and mental symptoms, recovering damages through a personal injury claim can help patients stay current on their bills and may allow them to continue receiving the care they need.