Traumatic Brain Injuries – Serious Personal Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most serious types of injury you can suffer. They may be caused by the negligence of another party whether on the highways of Houston, at a business premises when you slip and fall on a hazard, in an industrial accident or on the sports field where you have been allowed to play on with a concussion.
A serious personal injury may be permanent in nature and could leave you requiring medical attention for the rest of your life.
The two main types of serious personal injuries are brain injuries and spinal injuries. These can often fundamentally change the quality of life for the victim which is why it’s important that you recover the most you can from a negligent party.
Brain injuries are among the most serious injuries anyone can suffer. The effect of a brain injury can be widespread and permanent. In the most extreme of cases, brain injuries can lead to coma and death.
Brain injuries are categorized as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and mild traumatic brain injuries. Mild TBIs are a misnomer because mild TBIs can still have serious consequences for the sufferer.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states the victim of a mild TBI may remain conscious or could experience a loss of consciousness for a few minutes. Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries. There are many other symptoms of a mild TBI which could include confusion, a headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes. Longer term issues include a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, and other cognitive skills such as concentration, attention, or thinking.
The same symptoms may be exhibited in someone with a moderate or a severe TBI but they are typically more extreme and long-lasting. Often a person with a moderate or serious TBI may have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, incessant vomiting or nausea, seizures or convulsions, an inability to wake up, dilation of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness suffered in the extremities, increased confusion, problems with coordination, restlessness, or agitation. These symptoms may make life extremely difficult and it can be a challenge to function as before or to hold down a job.
If you suffer from a brain injury that is caused by the negligence of another person, there are a number of areas that you can recover money for including:
- The Cost of Medical Care – no matter whether your injury requires short-term care in a hospital, long-term care at a rehabilitation facility or your home or care for the rest of your life, you deserve to be compensated for what can be massive medical expenses.
- Quality of life — In the wake of a TBI you may never be able to enjoy the lifestyle you enjoyed previously, whether in your personal life or your career. That loss deserves compensation.
- The inability to work— Even if you qualify for disability pay, it is unlikely to cover your full loss. Being unable to work also affects your mental wellbeing and can leave you feeling unfulfilled. You can claim damages for the loss of enjoyment of life in Texas.
- Pain and suffering— A brain injury can cause a lot of emotional damage. This area can be difficult to quantify because it’s a non-economic loss but a dedicated personal injury attorney will help you recover the most.
If you suffer a brain injury, it’s important to pull out all of the stops and to not settle quickly with an insurance company. Your injury may cause long-term health and behavioral issues that you are not aware of at the time of an accident. Call Ramji Law Group for a free consultation at (713) 888-8888.